Bleak prospects as prolonged strikes in the South African platinum mining sector continue Anita Kruger Credit: MCK CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA – The discovery of gold and the subsequent Witwatersrand Gold Rush in 1886 was the main catalyst in South Africa’s economic development
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The mining sector in South Africa is in trouble, with the combined worth of South Africa’s 35 top platinum mining companies having dropped 55% since June 2014 Thousands of jobs are being lost and there are concerns over safety
Around 8% of South Africa’s economy depends on mining 1 South Africa is the 6 th largest gold-mining country in the world, producing around 165 tons in 2014 2 It is also the world’s largest platinum producer, accounting for 78% of the world’s platinum production in 2013 3
A framework for the introduction of mechanized mining
platinum mining in South Africa In the context of this paper, mechanization refers to any machine, process or , JR, COX, JA, and POOLEY, AD A framework for the introduction of mechanized mining International Platinum Conference ‘Platinum Adding Value’, The South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 2004 , A FRAMEWORK FOR .
The Impact of the 2014 Platinum Mining Strike in South ,
In this paper we measure the economy-wide impact of the 2014 labour strike in South Africa’s platinum industry The strike lasted five months, ending in June 2014 when producers reached an agreement with the main labour unions
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Infographic: Platinum mining in South Africa stats May 20, 2014 1 2863 views It’s been 17 weeks since the wage strike in South Africa’s platinum sector began, making it the country’s longest and costliest strike, yet there is still no end in sight
Platinum mining on a large scale began around 1926, and before the 1920s were over, no less than seven mining operations had started in South Africa The platinum ores were mostly processed by traditional milling and gravity-table concentration
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PLATINUM IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN ECONOMY 1 Introduction , International Platinum Conference ‘Platinum Adding Value’,The South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 2004 Platinum in the South African economy LC STILWELL , South Africa exports almost all its platinum production (875% in 2002) Exports are a final
South Africa: Lessons of the platinum miners' strike
The longest strike in South Africa’s history has ended For nearly five long months, platinum miners affiliated to the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) held out against the arrogance and intransigence of the platinum mine boss
Platinum mining in South Africa, or mining for Platinum Group Metals (PGM), is widespread on the African continent, and South Africa holds over 80% of the world’s reserv For investors interested in the PGM sector in Africa, South Africa seems to be the logical starting point
We own and manage large tracts of land in South Africa, of which only around 20% is actually used for mining and related activiti We have biodiversity action plans in place at all of our operations, as well as preliminary closure plans
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South Africa has three major platinum bearing areas, the Merensky Reef, the Upper Group 2 (UG2) Reef and the Platreef The Merensky Reef, the major platinum source, was first used for platinum mining in 1925 until the close of the 20th century
South Africa has abundant mineral resources, accounting for a significant proportion of world mining and reserves, including gold, platinum and manganese South Africa is a world leader in mining The country is famous for its abundance of mineral resources, accounting for a significant proportion of wor.
In many ways, South Africa’s political, social and economic landscape has been dominated by mining, given that, for so many years, the sector has been the mainstay of the South African economy Although gold, diamonds, platinum and coal are the most well-known among the minerals and metals mined, South Africa also hosts chrome, ,
The Merensky Reef, stretching from southern Zimbabwe through to the Rustenburg and Pretoria regions, is the centre of platinum mining in South Africa, playing host to companies such as Rustenburg Platinum Mines and Bafokeng Rasimone Platinum Min
Most of the PGM mines in South Africa operate at a depth below 500 metres and up to 2 kilometr Their orebodies are tabular and narrow, varying in width between 09 metres , hard rock in platinum mines has a high thermal gradient, to refrigerate the working areas
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2014 South African platinum strike Jump to navigation Jump to search On 15 November 2014 workers at South Africa's major platinum producers – Anglo American Platinum, Impala Platinum, and Lonmin , In 2013, roughly half of South Africa mining shafts operated at a net loss
Technical Report: Lebowa Platinum Mine, Limpopo Province ,
NI 43-101 Technical Report - Lebowa Platinum Mine The Merensky is a feldspathic pyroxenite reef horizon and is stratigraphically approximately 350 m above the UG2, near the top of the Upper Critical Zone (Figures 73 and 77)
South Africa: Platinum monopoly threatens mining jobs ,
A major struggle is unfolding in the Republic of South Africa with the recent announcement that the Anglo American Platinum Corporation (Amplats) will lay off thousands of workers Amplats, whose parent company is the Britain-based Anglo American, is the world’s largest producer of platinum South .
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