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The Manufacture of Basic Precious and Non-Ferrous Metals Industry in South Africa 2021

Alex Conradie | South Africa | 16 November 2021

The Manufacture of Basic Precious and Non-Ferrous Metals Industry in South Africa 2019

Alex Conradie | South Africa | 27 May 2019

The Manufacture of Basic Precious and Non-Ferrous Metals Industry in South Africa 2016

Kim Imrie | South Africa | 05 April 2016

The Manufacture of Basic Precious and Non-Ferrous Metals Industry in South Africa 2014

Kim Imrie | South Africa | 22 April 2014

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This report focuses on the manufacture of basic precious and non-ferrous metals in South Africa, and includes information on the state and size of the sector, production and trade of each major metal, corporate actions and developments and factors influencing them. There are profiles of 30 companies including vertically-integrated platinum group metals producers Anglo American Platinum, Impala Platinum Holdings and Sibanye-Stillwater, copper producer Palabora Copper, gold producers including DRD Gold and Gold Fields and aluminium players such as Hillside Aluminium and Hulamin.

Introduction

Local manufacturers of basic precious and non-ferrous metals are benefiting from rising prices for most metals in response to the recovery of the world economy. South African exports of basic precious and non-ferrous metals amounted to R325.3bn in 2020, compared to R224.3bn in 2019, according to the International Trade Centre’s Trade Map, and Stats SA figures indicate 12,979 people were employed in the manufacturing of these metals in the first six months of 2021, compared to 13,544 in the same period in 2020. Factors such as the impact of the pandemic, high input costs and the inconsistent supply of electricity continue to have a significant impact on the performance of the sector.

Strengths

• Input materials to process are mostly available in South Africa.
• The sector is well-established and able to satisfy domestic demand for precious metals and most non-ferrous metals.
• Wide range of end-users.

Weaknesses

• Energy-intensive production processes make producers vulnerable to high electricity costs and load-shedding.
• No zinc refinery in South Africa.
• Raw material alumina, and a percentage of gold refinery feedstock, have to be imported.

Opportunities

• Growing demand for PGMs related to production of green hydrogen.
• High metals prices currently, mainly due to recovery of world economy.
• Imposition of an export duty on scrap metals.
• Increasing demand for several non-ferrous metals linked to global decarbonisation.
• Introduction of an import tariff of 15% on aluminium rolled products.

Threats

• Impact of COVID-19 on demand for products.
• Inconsistent supply of electricity.
• Increasing costs of electricity, water, raw materials and labour in particular, pose a threat to the sector’s profitability and sustainability.

Outlook

In September 2021, Moody’s Investors Service forecast the prices of most precious metals and non-ferrous metals will stabilise at slightly lower levels in 2022 after most reached record highs in 2021 as a result of supply disruptions and higher demand due to the recovery of the world economy. According to Australia’s Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources, global primary aluminium production is forecast to increase by 1.8% in both 2022 and 2023, to 71,302kt in 2023, mainly due to higher output in China. World primary aluminium consumption is expected to rise by 3.9% in 2022 and 3.6% in 2023, to 75,705kt by 2023, as the metal’s use in vehicles and renewable energy equipment increases. Aluminium’s average spot price on the London Metal Exchange is expected to rise by 7.6% to US$2,565/t in 2022, and by another 1.0% to US$2,590/t in 2023. S&P Global Market Intelligence forecasts world refined cobalt output will increase by 38.5% from 2021 levels to reach 223kt by 2025 as supply chain disruptions come to an end and output at several production facilities is expanded. Demand for cobalt is expected to increase, largely due to its use in rechargeable batteries. The market is forecast to experience a surplus in 2022 after 2021’s deficit, causing prices to decrease. The Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources expects global refined copper production to increase by 4.1% in 2022 and 3.1% in 2023, to 27,041kt in 2023, mainly due to higher output in China and the Democratic Republic of Congo. World refined copper consumption is expected to rise by 2.0% in 2022 and 2.9% in 2023, to 27,278kt by 2023, as the metal’s use in electric vehicles and renewable energy equipment is forecast to increase. The London Metal Exchange’s average spot copper price is expected to decrease by 3.0% to US$8,846/t in 2022, and by another 2.2% to US$8,650/t in 2023. Global gold supply is expected to increase by 1.0% in 2022 and by 1.1% in 2023, to 4,942t in 2023, mainly due to higher mine production. World gold demand is expected to rise by 4.1% in 2022 and by 7.4% in 2023, to 4,535t by 2023, as demand for gold jewellery grows. The London Bullion Market Association average gold price is expected to decrease by 4.7% to US$1,701/oz in 2022, and by another 3.9% to US$1,634/oz in 2023. The International Lead and Zinc Study Group expects world refined lead supply will rise by 3.6% in 2021, to 12,080kt, mainly due to higher mine production. Global refined lead demand is expected to increase by 4.4% to 11,890kt in 2021. The World Bank forecasts London Metal Exchange average lead prices will decrease by 4.5% to US$2,100/t in 2022, and by another 4.8% to US$2,000/t in 2023 as demand for electric vehicles grows at the expense of internal combustion engine vehicles. World primary refined nickel supply is expected to increase by 7.7% in 2022 and by 9.3% in 2023, to reach 3,074kt in 2023, mainly due to higher production in Indonesia. Global primary refined nickel consumption is expected to rise by 4.7% in 2022 and by 6.1% in 2023, to 3,022kt by 2023, as demand for electric vehicle batteries grows. The London Metal Exchange average nickel price is expected to decrease by 7.5% to US$16,690/t in 2022, and by another 3.1% to US$16,169/t in 2023. Anglo American Platinum expects platinum will be in oversupply in 2021, but will gradually move to a deficit of 10t in 2025, mainly due to it replacing palladium in petrol-engine autocatalysts. In the longer term, demand for platinum will increase due to its use in vehicle fuel cells and proton exchange membrane electrolysis for the production of green hydrogen. Palladium is forecast to continue to be in deficit in 2021, mainly due to higher autocatalyst demand, but the deficit is expected to gradually shrink to 11t in 2025 as substitution by platinum increases. Rhodium is expected to record a small surplus in 2021, but will move to a deficit in 2022 that will grow to 1.3t in 2025 as demand for autocatalysts improves. Supply from autocatalyst recycling is forecast to rise over the medium term, but will largely affect palladium supply. According to the Silver Institute, global silver supply is expected to increase by 8.2%, to 32,854t in 2021, mainly due to higher mine production. Mine production is expected to grow over the medium term, while recycling is forecast to decrease. World silver demand is expected to rise by 15.3% in 2021, to 32,130t, mainly due to higher investment demand. Demand is expected to grow over the medium term. The London Bullion Market Association average silver price is expected to increase by 32.8% to US$27.30/oz in 2021. According to the World Bank, global supply of refined tin is expected to be insufficient to satisfy rapidly-growing demand from electronics and renewable energy equipment. London Metal Exchange average tin prices are forecast to decrease by 0.8% to US$31,000/t in 2022 after record high prices in 2021. World refined zinc supply is expected to increase by 0.8% in 2022 and by 1.0% in 2023, to reach 14,156kt in 2023, mainly due to higher production from several large producers. Global refined zinc consumption is forecast to rise by 1.5% in 2022 and by 0.9% in 2023, to 14,195kt in 2023. The London Metal Exchange average zinc spot price is expected to decrease by 12.0% to US$2,581/t in 2022, and by another 5.0% to US$2,450/t in 2023 after record high prices in 2021.

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1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 2
2.2. Geographic Position 10
2.3. Size of the Industry 12
2.4. Key Success Factors and Pain Points 19
3. LOCAL 19
3.1. Key Trends 19
3.2. Notable Players 23
3.3. Trade 26
3.4. Corporate Actions 38
3.5. Regulations 38
3.6. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 40
4. AFRICA 41
5. INTERNATIONAL 58
6. INFLUENCING FACTORS 89
6.1. COVID-19 89
6.2. Economic Environment 90
6.3. Input Costs 91
6.4. Inconsistent Supply and Increasing Cost of Electricity 94
6.5. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 94
6.6. Government Support 95
6.7. Environmental Issues 95
6.8. Labour 96
7. COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT 98
7.1. Competition 98
7.2. Ownership Structure of the Industry 100
7.3. Barriers to Entry 101
8. SWOT ANALYSIS 101
9. OUTLOOK 102
10. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 104
11. REFERENCES 104
11.1. Publications 104
11.2. Websites 105
APPENDICES 107
Appendix 1 - Summary of Notable Players 107
COMPANY PROFILES 113
Afrisol (Pty) Ltd 113
Anglo American Platinum Ltd 115
Cape Precious Metals (Pty) Ltd 119
Copalcor (Pty) Ltd 121
DRDGold Ltd 124
EVRAZ Highveld Steel and Vanadium Ltd 129
Finegold Laboratory Services CC 131
Gauteng Refinery (Pty) Ltd 133
Gold Fields Ltd 135
Harmony Gold Mining Company Ltd 140
Heraeus South Africa (Pty) Ltd 147
Hillside Aluminium (Pty) Ltd 149
Hulamin Ltd 151
Impala Platinum Holdings Ltd 155
Insimbi Industrial Holdings Ltd 160
Manganese Metal Company (Pty) Ltd 165
Metal Concentrators SA (Pty) Ltd 167
NiMag (Pty) Ltd 169
Non-Ferrous Metal Works (S A) (Pty) Ltd 171
Northam Platinum Holdings Ltd 174
Palabora Copper (Pty) Ltd 177
Pan African Resources PLC 181
Rand Refinery (Pty) Ltd 185
SA Metal Group (Pty) Ltd 188
SA Precious Metals (Pty) Ltd 191
Sibanye Stillwater Ltd 193
SMT Afritech (Pty) Ltd 199
Village Main Reef (Pty) Ltd 201
Wispeco (Pty) Ltd 204
Zimco Group (Pty) Ltd 206

Introduction

South Africa was the world’s largest producer of primary platinum and rhodium, and the second-largest producer of primary palladium, in 2018, according to Johnson Matthey’s latest PGM Market Report. Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) figures show that 22,115 people are employed in the basic precious and non-ferrous metals manufacturing sector, while South Africa exported 900.9 kilotons (kt) of these metals to the value of US$14.2bn in 2017, according to the International Trade Centre’s Trade Map. However, factors such as high input costs and the inconsistent supply of electricity continue to have a significant impact on the performance of the sector.

Strengths

• Input material to process is mostly available in South Africa.
• The sector is well-established and able to satisfy domestic demand for precious metals and most non-ferrous metals.
• Wide range of end-users.

Weaknesses

• A shortage of skilled employees.
• Energy-intensive production processes make producers vulnerable to high electricity costs.
• Raw material alumina has to be imported, as well as a percentage of gold refinery feedstock.

Opportunities

• Banning of single-use plastic packaging in some countries should lead to higher demand for aluminium.
• Import tariff exemptions granted by the US on 161 aluminium products.
• Imposition of higher import duties on aluminium extrusions.
• Increased demand for aluminium in the production of beverage cans.

Threats

• Future lower demand for platinum-group metals from autocatalysts, which are not used in electric vehicles.
• Inconsistent supply of electricity.
• Increasing costs of electricity, water, raw materials and labour in particular, pose a threat to the sector’s profitability and sustainability.
• The fact that adequate amounts of scrap metal are not available, because of exports.
• The planned introduction of a carbon tax.
• Weak economic growth in South Africa and the world.

Outlook

According to the Resources and Energy Quarterly report, global supply of primary aluminium, and refined copper, nickel and zinc is forecast to rise to 2024, while the International Lead and Zinc Study Group (ILZSG) expects refined lead production to increase in 2019. The Resources and Energy Quarterly report expects primary gold production to have peaked in 2018, while Johnson Matthey forecasts primary PGM supply to be flat or decrease over the medium term. The report said world demand for primary aluminium, and refined copper, nickel and zinc is forecast to increase to 2024, while the ILZSG expects demand for refined lead to rise in 2019. The Resources and Energy Quarterly report expects gold demand to rise to 2024, while Johnson Matthey forecasts PGM demand to increase over the short term. In South Africa, Hulamin CEO Richard Jacob believes the market will grow again within the following two years, while Johnson Matthey expects local platinum output to remain steady for this year. Lower platinum production as a result of shaft closures should be offset by new projects commencing production.

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1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 1
2.2. Geographic Position 4
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 4
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 6
4.1. Local 6
4.1.1. Trade 9
4.1.2. Corporate Actions 12
4.1.3. Regulations 13
4.1.4. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 15
4.2. Continental 15
4.3. International 17
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 21
5.1. Economic Environment 21
5.2. Rising Input Costs 22
5.3. Inconsistent Supply of and Increasing Cost of Electricity 22
5.4. Environmental Concerns 23
5.5. Government Support 24
5.6. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 24
5.7. Labour 25
6. COMPETITION 26
6.1. Barriers to Entry 27
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 28
8. OUTLOOK 28
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 29
10. REFERENCES 29
10.1. Publications 29
10.2. Websites 30
APPENDIX 1 32
Summary of Notable players 32
COMPANY PROFILES 40
AFRICAN RAINBOW MINERALS PLATINUM (PTY) LTD 40
AFRISOL (PTY) LTD 44
ANDULELA INVESTMENT HOLDINGS LTD 46
ANGLO AMERICAN PLATINUM LTD 48
ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI LTD 52
CAPE PRECIOUS METALS (PTY) LTD 58
COPALCOR (PTY) LTD 59
EGGERDING SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 62
EVRAZ HIGHVELD STEEL AND VANADIUM LTD 64
EXXARO RESOURCES LTD 66
FINEGOLD LABORATORY SERVICES CC 71
FOSKOR (PTY) LTD 73
GAUTENG REFINERY (PTY) LTD 77
GLENCORE OPERATIONS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 78
GOLD FIELDS LTD 82
HARMONY GOLD MINING COMPANY LTD 87
HILLSIDE ALUMINIUM (PTY) LTD 93
HULAMIN LTD 95
IMPALA PLATINUM HOLDINGS LTD 99
LONMIN PLC 103
MANGANESE METAL COMPANY (PTY) LTD 109
METAL CONCENTRATORS SA (PTY) LTD 111
NIMAG (PTY) LTD 113
NON-FERROUS METAL WORKS (S A) (PTY) LTD 115
NORTHAM PLATINUM LTD 118
PALABORA COPPER (PTY) LTD 123
RAND REFINERY (PTY) LTD 126
RICHARDS BAY TITANIUM (PTY) LTD 129
RMC MINERALS CC 131
SA METAL GROUP (PTY) LTD 132
SA PRECIOUS METALS (PTY) LTD 135
SIBANYE GOLD LTD 137
SMT AFRITECH (PTY) LTD 142
STEENKAMPSKRAAL HOLDINGS LTD 144
VILLAGE MAIN REEF (PTY) LTD 146
WISPECO (PTY) LTD 149
ZIMCO GROUP (PTY) LTD 151

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.

Introduction

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. The smelting and refining of copper, lead, chrome, manganese, zinc, aluminium, nickel, tin or other non-ferrous base metals and alloys of such metals is also covered. According to the Chamber of Mines all mining-related activity contributed 18% to GDP in 2014 with direct mining activities contributing 8% and input and manufacturing industries contributing 10%. The total value amounts to approximately R263bn. The manufacture of precious and non-ferrous metals takes place against the backdrop of a struggling global mining sector arising from the low global demand and low commodity prices that occurred directly after five months of strike action in the PGM sector in 2014.

Strengths

• Investment into R&D by industry stakeholders. Substantial headway is being forged with regard to fuel cell research.
• Large reserves of platinum group and other metals.
• Well-established refining and smelting sector that has upgraded technology and is recognised for its high standards.

Weaknesses

• Energy-intensive sector.
• Insufficient demand for more expensive, locally manufactured non-ferrous products.
• Limited beneficiation and downstream metals industry.
• There is much regulatory uncertainty.

Opportunities

• Government policies aimed at increasing local downstream beneficiation.
• Increased manufacture of auto-catalysts because of the new international emission legislation.
• Increasing opportunities in the rest of Africa where the population is expected to double to 2.5 billion by 2050.
• Investment by the government in stopping further closures in the foundry industry.
• Local manufacture of fuel cells and other products derived from research and new technologies.

Threats

• Above-inflation increases in input costs.
• Increased imports of cheaper secondary products from Asia.
• Insufficient power supply and other infrastructural constraints.
• Producers divesting from high-cost, low-productivity mines.

Outlook

The London Bullion Market 2016 survey does not expect commodity prices to increase within the next year and with GDP growth of less than 1% predicted, local mining and manufacturing concerns are expected to remain under pressure, restructuring assets and cutting costs wherever possible. Anglogold Chief Executive, Mark Cutifani does not think a reversal of the long-standing price slump is likely in the short-term. In his words, "We cannot rely on a reversal of this price slump any time soon. For many of us in the industry, 2016 is already shaping up to be the most challenging yet. Opinions are divided on whether we have reached the bottom of the cycle. So things may still get worse.” On a positive note, noticeably more beneficiation activity, marketing of platinum and high level research into fuel cell technology is occurring in an attempt to stimulate demand for basic precious and non-ferrous metals.

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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

Introduction

According to the Chamber of Mines, all mining-related activity contributed 16.7% to GDP in 2012. Direct mining activities contributed 8.3% while input industries and manufacturing industries using the metals mined contributed the remaining 8.4%. This report focuses on the refining and manufacture of the precious metals, gold and silver, and metals of the platinum group, as well as the production of non-ferrous base metals from ore, mattes and scrap. The smelting and refining of copper, lead, chrome, manganese, zinc, aluminium, nickel, tin or other non-ferrous base metals and alloys of such metals is also covered. Beneficiation and metal fabrication are supported by the government’s New Growth Path, which aims to create 5 million jobs by 2020. However, regulatory uncertainty, labour instability, infrastructure bottlenecks and expensive inputs are hindering growth in the manufacturing sector.

Strengths

• Investment into R&D by industry stakeholders.
• Large reserves of platinum group and other metals.
• Well established refining and smelting sector that has upgraded technology and is recognised for its high standards.

Weaknesses

• Energy-intensive sector.
• Insufficient demand for more expensive, locally manufactured non-ferrous products.
• Limited beneficiation and downstream metals industry.
• Regulatory uncertainty.

Opportunities

• Government policies aimed at increasing local downstream beneficiation.
• If properly implemented, the new scrap laws should result in better priced locally manufactured non-ferrous products.
• Increased manufacture of auto-catalysts because of the new international emission legislation.
• Increased refining opportunities for South African refiners as the number of mines in the rest of Africa increases.
• Local manufacture of fuel cells and other products deriving from research and new technologies.

Threats

• Above inflation increases in input costs.
• Decreasing activity in the mining sector as a result of labour unrest and/or decreased investment.
• Increased imports of cheaper secondary products from Asia.
• Insufficient power supply and other infrastructural constraints.
• Producers divesting from high-cost, low-productivity mines if strike action persists.
• Proposed closure of BHP Billiton’s Bayside operation would negatively affect the local downstream aluminium industry.
• Supply of raw materials is disrupted and/or decreases.

Outlook

The weak manufacturing and mining output data released by Statistics SA in April 2014 suggest growth in the economy will remain depressed with only 2% GDP growth forecast for the year. The strike in the platinum sector, which began on 23 January 2014, is likely to have serious economic consequences. These include lack of investment in the mining and downstream manufacturing sectors and the country losing out on adding value to platinum through the development of the potentially lucrative fuel cell industry. With South Africa hosting 80% of the world’s platinum and the global fuel cell market expected to reach US$2.2bn by 2020, this industry has the ability to support the growth of the South African economy, but only if there is security of supply. Electricity supply constraints remain a concern to the manufacturing industry which continues to struggle with increasing costs and more competitively priced imports.

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Table of Contents

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PAGE
1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Supply Chain 2
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 4
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 5
4.1. Local 5
4.1.1. Corporate Actions 9
4.1.2. Regulations 9
4.1.3. Black Economic Empowerment 11
4.2. Regional 11
4.3. International 13
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 14
5.1. Regulatory Environment 14
5.2. Labour Resources 14
5.3. Economic Environment 14
5.4. Increasing Input Costs 15
5.5. Power Supply 15
5.6. Technology and Information Technology 15
5.7. Threat of Imports 16
5.8. Infrastructure Concerns 16
5.9. Environmental Concerns 16
6. COMPETITION 16
6.1. Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 17
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 17
8. OUTLOOK 18
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 18
10. REFERENCES 18
10.1. Publications 18
10.2. Website 19
APPENDIX 1 20
Summary of Main Players 20
ORGANOGRAM 23
COMPANY PROFILES 27
AFRICAN RAINBOW MINERALS PLATINUM (PTY) LTD 27
AFRISOL (PTY) LTD 29
ANGLO AMERICAN PLATINUM LTD 30
ANGLO OPERATIONS (PTY) LTD 35
ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI LTD 38
AQUARIUS PLATINUM (SOUTH AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 42
BHP BILLITON SA HOLDINGS LTD 44
BILLITON ALUMINIUM SA (PTY) LTD 46
COPALCOR (PTY) LTD 47
DE BEERS CONSOLIDATED MINES (PTY) LTD 49
EGGERDING SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 51
EVRAZ HIGHVELD STEEL & VANADIUM LTD 52
EXXARO RESOURCES LTD 55
FOSKOR (PTY) LTD 58
GLENCORE OPERATIONS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 61
GOLD FIELDS LTD 64
HARMONY GOLD MINING COMPANY LTD 68
HILLSIDE ALUMINIUM (PTY) LTD 71
HULAMIN LTD 72
IMPALA PLATINUM LTD 74
IMPALA REFINING SERVICES LTD 76
LONMIN PLC 78
METOREX (PTY) LTD 81
MIRANDA MINERAL HOLDINGS LTD 84
NIMAG (PTY) LTD 86
NON-FERROUS METAL WORKS (SA) (PTY) LTD 87
NORTHAM PLATINUM LTD 89
PALABORA COPPER (PTY) LTD 92
RAND REFINERY LTD 94
RMC MINERALS CC 96
TECHMET (PTY) LTD 97
TIOXIDE SOUTHERN AFRICA (PTY) LTD 98
VILLAGE MAIN REEF LTD 99
WISPECO (PTY) LTD 102
ZIMCO GROUP (PTY) LTD 104