Gold

According to Statistics South Africa, South Africa’s annual gold production in 2012 was close to 220 tons, which is a level of gold production not seen since 1922.

South Africa’s gold output fell 11,3% in volume terms in January 2012, while mine output dropped 2,5%.

South Africa as recently as two decades ago was the world’s largest producer of gold by a huge margin. Only 40 years ago South Africa produced more than 1 000 tones of gold a year.

The almost 80% fall in South African gold production has led to it being overtaken by China, Australia and the United States of America. Russia is being seen as next to surpass it.

Economic Dev

Economic Dev

365 000 new jobs five major new state infrastructure projects R300 billion for the country's ports...

Industrial minerals

Industrial minerals

There are some 680 producers of industrial minerals in South Africa, of which almost half are in...

Diamonds

Diamonds

The diamond industry continued to improve with an estimated 75% of cut diamonds destined for North...

Reserves

Reserves

South Africa has the world's largest resources of platinum group metals (87,7% of world total),...

Small-Scale Mining

Small-Scale Mining

The Department of Mineral Resources' small-scale mining strategy provides a framework for creating...

Mineral Wealth

Mineral Wealth

South Africa's mineral wealth is typically found in the following well-known geological formations...

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