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Manufacture of Basic Precious and Non-Ferrous Metals Updated Report Available
BY Kim Imrie
South Africa
05 April 2016
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The Refining and Manufacture of Precious and Non-ferrous Metals


This report focuses on the refining and manufacture of the precious metals, gold and silver, and metals of the platinum group (PGMs), as well as the production of non-ferrous base metals from ore, mattes and scrap. According to the Chamber of Mines, all mining-related activity contributed 18% or R263bn to GDP in 2014 with direct mining activities contributing 8% and input and manufacturing industries 10%. The mining sector provides more than 495,000 direct and 800,000 indirect jobs. The PGM sub-sector was the largest employer in 2014, employing 190,000 people and paying R36bn in salaries.


A Struggling Sector


The manufacture of precious and non-ferrous metals takes place against the backdrop of a struggling global mining sector arising from low global demand driven by reduced demand from China and low commodity prices. The South African Chamber of Mines asserted in May 2015 that 50% of the domestic mining industry is loss-making as a result of weak commodity prices, low to negative volume growth and high cost inflation. In an attempt to regain profitability companies are restructuring and retrenching staff. The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) estimates that 10,000 mine workers were retrenched in 2015 and some stakeholders believe that 32,000 jobs are at stake.


Report Coverage


The Refining and Manufacture of Precious and Non-ferrous Metals describes the domestic sector, highlights current conditions, including the uncertainty that exists in the regulatory environment, and discusses factors influencing the success of the industry. Thirty-six industry players are profiled, including global giants, Anglo American Platinum, AngloGold Ashanti, Gold Fields and Glencore Operations South Africa. Also profiled are smaller players such as Manganese Metal Company (Pty) Ltd, Non-Ferrous Metal Works which focuses on the smelting of aluminium, copper and lead, and Zirconium producer, Eggerding South Africa.


Page
1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 2
2.2. Geographic position 4
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 4
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 6
4.1. Local 6
4.1.1. Corporate Actions 14
4.1.2. Regulations 16
4.1.3. Black Economic Empowerment/Social Economic Development 20
4.2. Continental 21
4.3. International 22
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 24
5.1. Economic Environment 24
5.2. Regulatory Environment and Government Support 25
5.3. Labour Resources 26
5.4. Cost of Power and Instability of Supply 28
5.5. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 28
5.6. Environmental Concerns 30
6. COMPETITION 31
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 33
8. OUTLOOK 33
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 34
10. REFERENCES 35
10.1. Publications 35
10.2. Website 36
APPENDIX 1 37
Summary of Major Players 37
COMPANY PROFILES 42
African Rainbow Minerals Platinum (Pty) Ltd 42
Afrisol (Pty) Ltd 45
Andulela Investment Holdings Ltd 47
Anglo American Platinum Ltd 50
AngloGold Ashanti Ltd 58
Aquarius Platinum (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd 64
Copalcor (Pty) Ltd 67
De Beers Consolidated Mines (Pty) Ltd 70
Eggerding South Africa (Pty) Ltd 73
EVRAZ Highveld Steel and Vanadium Ltd 75
Exxaro Resources Ltd 79
Foskor (Pty) Ltd 83
Glencore Operations South Africa (Pty) Ltd 88
Gold Fields Ltd 92
Harmony Gold Mining Company Ltd 98
Hillside Aluminium (Pty) Ltd 103
Hulamin Ltd 105
Huntsman P and A Africa (Pty) Ltd 109
Impala Platinum Holdings Ltd 111
Lonmin Plc 116
Manganese Metal Company (Pty) Ltd 121
Metorex (Pty) Ltd 123
Nimag (Pty) Ltd 126
Non-Ferrous Metal Works (SA) (Pty) Ltd 128
Northam Platinum Ltd 130
Palabora Copper (Pty) Ltd 133
Rand Refinery (Pty) Ltd 136
Richards Bay Titanium (Pty) Ltd 140
RMC Minerals CC 142
SA Precious Metals (Pty) Ltd 143
South32 Ltd 145
Steenkampskraal Holdings Ltd 149
Techmet (Pty) Ltd 151
Village Main Reef Ltd 153
Wispeco (Pty) Ltd 156
Zimco Group (Pty) Ltd 158