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Stone Quarrying, Clay, Sandpits, and Mining of Phosphates in South Africa 2023

Michael Felton | South Africa | 20 October 2023

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Report Coverage

This report on stone quarrying, clay and sandpits, and mining of phosphates in South Africa includes comprehensive information on the size and state of the industry, including relevant construction industry information, number and sites of operations, production volumes, prices, notable players, corporate actions, trade and influencing factors such as construction and infrastructure development. Profiles of 23 companies include those involved in quarrying, clay and sandpits such as Afrimat, AfriSam Brikor, Raubex and PPC, and companies involved in phosphate mining including the dominant producer Foskor and much smaller players Gecko Fert and Kropz.

Introduction

• South Africa‚Äôs quarrying industry extracts stone, clay, sand and aggregates, which are essential for construction and manufacturing activities.
• South Africa is known for its diverse range of natural stone resources, and it has significant clay deposits.
• The quarrying industry faces challenges including regulatory compliance, environmental sustainability, community engagement and market volatility.
• The phosphate mining industry provides a key ingredient in the production of fertilisers.
• The industry has the opportunity to produce value-added products, and there are export opportunities.

Trends

•  Collaboration between industry players, government bodies and research institutions.
• Adoption of digital technologies, remote surveying and monitoring, automation and data analytics.
• Expansion of export markets to diversify revenue streams.
• Improvement of supply chain resilience to ensure consistent material supply to construction and infrastructure projects.
• Increasing focus on sustainable practices, responsible sourcing and environmental stewardship, including rehabilitation and restoration.
• Market diversification.
• Monitoring and compliance with evolving environmental and safety regulations related to water use, dust control and rehabilitation plans.
• Phosphate mining is influenced by phosphate prices, export demand and competition from other phosphate-producing countries.
• Technological advancements in mining equipment for blasting, drilling, crushing, screening, and material handling.

Opportunities

•  Establishment of fertiliser production plants.
•  Increasing investment in renewable energy projects.
• Collaboration with other industry players, construction firms or government agencies on large-scale projects or infrastructure developments.
• Diversification by producing value-added products.
• Exports.
• Infrastructure development.
• Investment in technology and innovation.
• Land rehabilitation and ecosystem restoration services for mined areas.
• Mining industry support.
• Opportunities in recycling and reusing construction materials.
• Producing specialty aggregates for specific industrial applications.
• Production of phosphoric acid.
• Provision of ecosystem services such as biodiversity conservation, wetland management and habitat restoration.
• Steady demand for construction materials in residential and commercial construction.
• Supply of green building materials.

Challenges

•  Beneficiation process to convert phosphate rock into phosphate products is complex and costly.
•  Inadequate infrastructure, road maintenance and increasing transportation costs.
• Adverse environmental impacts, including habitat destruction, water pollution, and dust emissions.
• Competition from other phosphate-producing countries, changes in global demand and the entry of new players.
• Competition in quarrying can be intense, especially in areas with high demand for construction materials.
• Complex and evolving regulatory requirements related to mining permits, environmental impact assessments and land use planning.
• Ensuring a stable and secure supply of raw materials and risks of resource depletion.
• Limited access to high-quality deposits and reserves, leading to competition.
• Managing and disposing of waste can be complex and costly.
• Opposition from local communities.
• Phosphate price volatility.
• Rehabilitating mined areas and restoring ecosystems.
• Staying up to date with technology and adopting modern equipment can be costly.
• The quarrying industry is influenced by fluctuations in construction activity, infrastructure development and economic conditions.
• The quarrying industry is influenced by global market conditions, including commodity prices and competition from international suppliers.
• Water usage and management.

Outlook

• Increasing demand, technology and investment will drive growth in quarrying.
• The growing contribution of the private sector in infrastructure and renewable energy is expected to be positive for construction and infrastructure growth.
• Phosphate miner Foskor has not met the demands of the local agriculture sector and South Africa remains highly reliant on fertiliser imports.
• Energy, infrastructure, and transportation issues continue to hamper production of phosphoric acid and phosphate fertiliser.
• Phosphate is increasingly becoming a sought-after battery material for the electric vehicle industry.

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Full Report

R 20 000.00(ZAR) estimated $1084.66 (USD)*

Industry Landscape

R 14 000.00(ZAR) estimated $ 759.26 (USD)*

Industry Organogram

R 750.00(ZAR) estimated $ 40.67 (USD)*

Table of Contents

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1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 2
2.2. Geographic Position 7
2.3. Size of the Industry 9
3. LOCAL 12
3.1. State of the Industry 12
3.2. Key Trends 19
3.3. Key Issues 20
3.4. Notable Players 21
3.5. Corporate Actions 24
3.6. Trade 26
3.7. Regulations 31
3.8. Enterprise Development and Social Development 32
4. AFRICA 36
5. INTERNATIONAL 49
6. INFLUENCING FACTORS 59
6.1. Unforeseen Events 59
6.2. Economic Environment 60
6.3. Labour 61
6.4. Environmental Issues 63
6.5. Geo-environmental factors 64
6.6. Infrastructure and Construction Sectors 65
6.7. Agricultural Sector 67
6.8. Technology, R&D, Innovation 68
6.9. Government Support 69
6.10. Input Costs 70
7. COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT 71
7.1. Competition 71
7.2. Ownership Structure of the Industry 73
7.3. Barriers to Entry 73
8. INDUSTRY SUMMARY 74
9. OUTLOOK 76
10. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 77
11. REFERENCES 78
11.1. Publications 78
11.2. Websites 79
APPENDIX 1 - SUMMARY OF NOTABLE PLAYERS 81
Stone Quarrying, Clay & Sandpits 81
Mining of Phosphates 85
COMPANY PROFILES - STONE QUARRYING, CLAY & SANDPITS 86
Afrimat Ltd 86
Afrisam (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd 94
Attaclay (Pty) Ltd 99
Brikor Ltd 101
Corobrik (Pty) Ltd 105
Dangote Cement South Africa (Pty) Ltd 108
Denron Quarries (Pty) Ltd 110
Drift Supersand (Pty) Ltd 112
Eagle Granite (Pty) Ltd 114
G and W Base and Industrial Minerals (Pty) Ltd 116
Lafarge Mining South Africa (Pty) Ltd 118
Marlin Holdings (Pty) Ltd 120
Maxima Silica (Pty) Ltd 123
PPC Ltd 125
R E D Graniti SA (Pty) Ltd 130
Raubex Group Ltd 132
Silica Quartz (Pty) Ltd 137
South Coast Stone Crushers (Pty) Ltd 139
Thaba Chueu Mining (Pty) Ltd 141
W G Wearne Ltd 143
COMPANY PROFILES - MINING OF PHOSPHATES 146
Foskor (Pty) Ltd 146
Gecko Fert (Pty) Ltd 149
Kropz SA (Pty) Ltd 150