Livestock

Animal production contributes approximately 41% to the country’s agricultural GDP. About 500 000 people are employed by the industry.

Milk production in South Africa contributes approximately 0,5% to the world’s milk production. South Africa has four major dairy breeds, namely Holstein, Jersey, Guernsey and Ayrshire.

Mpumalanga commands the greatest share of beef production in South Africa, accounting for 23% in 2009, followed with the Free State and Gauteng, taking up 20% and 13% respectively. Commercial farmers own 60% of the 14,1 million cattle available in South Africa.

There are 27 popular beef breeds in South Africa including the Brahman, indigenous Afrikaner and Nguni, Tuli, Boron, Bonsmara, Drakensberger, Simbra, Beefmaster, Angus and Braford.

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...

Gold

Gold

According to Statistics South Africa, South Africa's annual gold production in 2012 was close to...

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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