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Mining of Gold and Uranium in South Africa

Lionel Williams | South Africa | 16 March 2015

Extract

The challenges the South African gold mining sector has faced over the years are expected to continue...

Description

While South Africa holds 40% of the world’s gold deposits and 8% of uranium reserves, rising costs, especially electricity and extraction, the dangerous depth of the deposits and labour unrest, have led to inefficient and declining production. This report focuses on the efforts of the gold mining industry to meet these challenges and to reverse the continuing decline in gold production.

Table of Contents

PAGE
1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Supply Chain 2
2.2. Geographic Position 3
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 4
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 10
4.1. Local 10
4.1.1. Corporate Activity 12
4.1.2. Regulations 13
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 16
4.2. Continental 17
4.3. International 18
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 21
5.1. Economic Environment 21
5.2. Operating Costs 21
5.3. Labour 22
5.4. Mine Safety 25
5.5. Power Supply and Price 26
5.6. Legislation 26
5.7. Illegal Mining 26
5.8. Environmental Concerns 27
6. COMPETITION 28
6.1. Barriers to Entry 28
6.2. Research and Development (R&D) 29
6.3. Innovation 29
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 30
8. OUTLOOK 31
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 32
10. REFERENCES 32
10.1. Publications 32
10.2. Websites 33
ORGANOGRAM 34
COMPANY PROFILES 36
AngloGold Ashanti Ltd 36
DRDGold Ltd 41
Ergo Mining Operations (Pty) Ltd 44
Giyani Gold Corporation 46
Gold Fields Ltd 48
Gold One International Ltd 52
Goliath Gold Mining Ltd 54
Harmony Gold Mining Company Ltd 56
Oakbay Resources & Energy Ltd 61
Pan African Resources Plc 64
Rand Uranium (Pty) Ltd 66
Shiva Uranium Ltd 68
Sibanye Gold Ltd 70
Village Main Reef Ltd 73