• The world s biggest gold mines Top ten

    2020 1 30 1 South Deep gold mine 32 8 million ounces Moz South Deep gold mine is the largest gold mine in the world by reserves Located 45km south west of Johannesburg in the Witwatersrand Basin South Africa South Deep is also the seventh deepest mine in the world with a mine depth up to 2 998m below the surface The managed mineral reserve at South Deep as of December 2018 stood

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  • Mponeng Gold Mine South Africa

    The Mponeng gold mine is located approximately 65km west of Johannesburg in South Africa Image courtesy of Andres de Wet Mponeng is currently the world s deepest operating mine The current operating depth at the Mponeng mine ranges from 3 16km to 3 84km while the future mining is expected to further deepen the shaft bottom to 4 22km below

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  • south african gold mining areas

    GoldMinerals Council South Africa Gold sales increased by 3 7 at R72 6 billion in 2019 R70 billion in 2018 Gold production decreased to 101 3 tonnes in 2019 117 tonnes in 2018 At the current gold price more than half of the South African gold mining industry is marginal South African gold only accounts for 4 2 of global gold production

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  • South Africa

    South AfricaSouth AfricaGold mining Prospectors established in 1886 the existence of a belt of gold bearing reefs 40 miles 60 km wide centred on present day Johannesburg The rapid growth of the gold mining industry intensified processes

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  • The decreasing importance of gold mining in South Africa

    29 rows 2015 3 12 The decreasing importance of gold mining in South Africa Monthly gold

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    2019 1 28 Gold mining in Penhalonga represents all methods of gold extraction from deep underground mining to small scale mining with mines only a few metres deep through large scale alluvial mining and the most infamous gold panning The area therefore is affected by the environmental impacts of each of these mining methods

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  • Gold Production by Country

    2021 6 16 Gold mining is a global business with operations on every continent except Antarctica and gold is extracted from mines of widely varying types and scale At a country level China was the largest producer in the world in 2020 and accounted for around 11 per cent of total global production

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  • Gold

    2021 11 2 Mining contributed R360 9 billion to South Africa s gross domestic product GDP during 2019 up from R351 billion in 2018 Employment in the gold sector has continued to decline since the 1980s with around 95 130 workers currently employed

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  • Spike in South Africa s mining fatalities continues into

    2021 5 26 Spike in South Africa s mining fatalities continues into 2021 JOHANNESBURG May 26 Reuters South Africa s mining industry recorded 27 fatalities to date in 2021 compared with 19 over the same period a year ago the Minerals Council said on Wednesday raising concerns about the recent spike in deaths in some of the world s deepest mines

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    2021 9 14 Media release Statistics South Africa presents the Mining industry 2015 results MEDIA RELEASE 29 March 2017 Mining industry 2015 Statistics South Africa presents the Mining industry 2015 results Income The total income for the mining industry has increased by 2 2 per annum from R393 4 billion in 2012 to R419 5 billion in 2015

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  • Gold Mining in South Africa

    2021 10 28 Today South Africa produces only 4 2 of the world s gold In South Africa mining for gold typically involves methods like panning sluicing dredging hard rock mining and by product mining The most effective method used is hard rock mining

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  • Brief history of gold mining in South Africa

    2021 11 2 Brief history of gold mining in South Africa INCLUDING MAJOR EVENTS 1873 First large scale production began when alluvial deposits were discovered at Pilgrim s Rest 1884 Gold was discovered in the Witwatersrand which led to an influx of miners from around the world 1886

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  • Illegal mining

    2021 11 3 In South Africa it is illegal to be in possession of unwrought precious metal ore platinum group metals PGMs gold bearing material and rough diamonds without the required statutory authorisation Illegal mining and organised crime are inter related Very often illegal mining is spearheaded by globally connected criminal syndicates

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  • South Africa

    South AfricaSouth AfricaGold mining Prospectors established in 1886 the existence of a belt of gold bearing reefs 40 miles 60 km wide centred on present day Johannesburg The rapid growth of the gold mining industry intensified processes started by the diamond boom immigration urbanization capital investment and labour migrancy By 1899 the gold industry attracted investment worth

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  • South Africa GDP From Mining

    GDP From Mining in South Africa increased to 223192 20 ZAR Million in the second quarter of 2021 from 218964 10 ZAR Million in the first quarter of 2021 GDP From Mining in South Africa averaged 223218 49 ZAR Million from 1993 until 2021 reaching an all time high of 240357 55 ZAR Million in the fourth quarter of 2006 and a record low of 146083 34 ZAR Million in the second quarter of 2020

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  • Mining in Africa and beyond Tracking the great gold rush

    2020 11 13 By 5 August gold had hit its highest price ever at 2 048 an ounce While traders moved bullion at the press of a button in Kamituga a mining town in South Kivu Province Democratic Republic of Congo DRC disaster struck In the early afternoon of 11 September at least 50 young creuseurs or artisanal miners drowned in a river of mud when

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  • Mine Accidents and Disasters

    South Africa is known for its diverse wealth of minerals but even better known for a very well regulated mining industry The Mine Health and Safety Inspectorate continuously enforce legislation and national mining standards to reduce mining deaths and occupational injuries Between 1984 and 2005 more than 11 000 mine workers died in South

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  • International Minerals Statistics and Information

    2021 11 2 Minerals Yearbook Volume III Area Reports International Listed below are chapters from the Minerals Yearbook Volume III Area Reports International These annual reviews are designed to provide timely statistical data on mineral commodities in various countries Each report includes sections on government policies and programs environmental issues trade and

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  • Mines in South Africa

    2021 10 28 As of November 2019 there are 526 mines in South Africa all of them listed on Africa Mining IQ South Africa is a mineral rich country and listed as the largest producers of platinum 1st coal 3rd gold 6th and diamonds 7th South Africa s mineral profile is large and diverse with many opportunities for international and local

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  • Gold Statistics and Information

    2021 10 27 Gold has been treasured since ancient times for its beauty and permanence Most of the gold that is fabricated today goes into the manufacture of jewelry However because of its superior electrical conductivity and resistance to corrosion and other desirable combinations of physical and chemical properties gold also emerged in the late 20th century as an essential

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  • Acid mine drainage arising from gold mining activity in

    The Witwatersrand region of South Africa is famous for its gold production and a major conurbation centred on Johannesburg has developed as a result of mining activity A study was undertaken of surface and ground water in a drainage system in this area Soils were also analysed from a site within

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  • Brief history of gold mining in South Africa

    2021 11 2 Brief history of gold mining in South Africa INCLUDING MAJOR EVENTS 1873 First large scale production began when alluvial deposits were discovered at Pilgrim s Rest 1884 Gold was discovered in the Witwatersrand which led to an influx of miners from around the world 1886

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  • Gold Mining in South Africa

    2021 10 28 Today South Africa produces only 4 2 of the world s gold In South Africa mining for gold typically involves methods like panning sluicing dredging hard rock mining and by product mining The most effective method used is hard rock mining

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  • A Perspective on the South African Mining Industry in

    2021 2 5 Hidden inside SA s aggregate mining statistics are large expanding industries The decline in gold production has masked significant growth in other mining sectors in South Africa Measured in terms of production three sectors coal platinum group metals PGM and chrome have doubled in

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  • South African production important

    2019 6 18 South Africa no longer being Africa s top gold producer might be a symbolic milestone but it isn t as significant when it comes to global gold production levels in 2019 Find our latest mine production statistics here Read our latest Gold Demand Trends report

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  • Gold Production by Country

    2021 6 16 Gold mining is a global business with operations on every continent except Antarctica and gold is extracted from mines of widely varying types and scale At a country level China was the largest producer in the world in 2020 and accounted for around 11 per cent of total global production

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  • Minister Gwede Mantashe 2019 Mine Health and Safety

    2020 1 24 Mining in South Africa offers excellent economic opportunities It must always be done in a responsible manner Every mine employer must provide and maintain a working environment that is safe and without risk to the health of employees and all those that may be directly affected by the activities of

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  • Indigenous Gold Mining in Southern Africa A Review

    INDIGENOUS GOLD MINING IN SOUTHERN AFRICA A REVIEW DUNCAN MILLER NIRDEV DESAI JULIA LEE THORP Department of Archaeology University ofCape Town Rondebosch 7701 E mail dmiller beattie uct ac ndesai beattie uct ac jlt beattie uct ac ABSTRACT The history of gold mining and gold trade in southern Africa goes back nearly I 000

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  • List of Top Mining Companies in South Africa 2020

    2021 4 7 Sibanye Stillwater is one of the biggest gold mining companies in South Africa and also the third largest company that produces palladium and platinum The company mines extracts and processes gold in the production of a beneficiated product which is then refined into gold bars containing a purity percentage of not less than 99 5

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  • History of Gold Mining in South Africa

    AngloGold AngloGold is the largest gold mining company of the world It was formed by the merger of two companies namely the AngloGold and the Ashanti Goldfields in 2004 In South Africa AngloGold is operating in Gauteng and the North West Province and is mainly responsible for mining at Great Noligwa Mine Kopanang Mine and Moab Khotsong Mine

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  • Mining Sector Wages in South Africa

    2 days ago 2 5 Has the Collective Bargaining in South Africa Evolved Over Time Pre and Post apartheid Periods 12 2 6 Weakness of the Wage Determination Process in South Africa 14 3 WAGES IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN MINING SECTOR 17 3 1 Worker Remuneration as a Percentage of Total Company Costs 17 3 2 Mining Wages in South Africa A Sectoral Comparison 21

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  • Uranium Mining in South Africa

    2019 3 24 Uranium Mining in South Africa Ramona Greene March 21 2019 Submitted as coursework for PH241 Stanford University Winter 2019 Introduction Fig 1 Koeberg Nuclear Power Plant Silicosis and Uranium Production in South African Gold Miners Thorax 52 271 1997

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  • Platinum and Gold Mining in South Africa The Context of

    2015 12 30 Mining is a source of extraordinary wealth but its benefits often do not accrue to the workers and communities most involved This paper presents two case studies of mining in South Africa to reflect on the history and legacy of mining both through observation and through the

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  • Mining Sector Wages in South Africa

    2 days ago 2 5 Has the Collective Bargaining in South Africa Evolved Over Time Pre and Post apartheid Periods 12 2 6 Weakness of the Wage Determination Process in South Africa 14 3 WAGES IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN MINING SECTOR 17 3 1 Worker Remuneration as a Percentage of Total Company Costs 17 3 2 Mining Wages in South Africa A Sectoral Comparison 21

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  • Gold Mining Index

    Arguably one of South Africa s biggest industries gold mining offers plenty by way of shares and profits South Africa is responsible for providing up to 15 of the world s gold a huge industry when compared to other countries mining gold around the world Gold was first discovered in South Africa in the 1800 s and since then it has become one of the country s biggest exports making a

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  • SA Mine 2020

    Gold mining companies had an increase of 35 in revenue Revenue for the other mining segments increased by 7 The impact of the COVID 19 pandemic was evident from April 2020 with reductions in revenue being seen across the industry South African PGMs and gold are mainly mined in deep level underground mines and were therefore hardest hit

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  • Minerals

    2021 9 13 Media Advisory Mining industry results MEDIA ADVISORY 13 September 2021 The Statistician General of South Africa Mr Risenga Maluleke will release the results of the Mining industry 2019 report on Tuesday 14 September 2021 at a virtual media briefing to be held in Pretoria

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  • Gold Statistics and Information

    2021 10 27 Gold has been treasured since ancient times for its beauty and permanence Most of the gold that is fabricated today goes into the manufacture of jewelry However because of its superior electrical conductivity and resistance to corrosion and other desirable combinations of physical and chemical properties gold also emerged in the late 20th century as an essential

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  • African Mines

    Mining is a major economic activity in South Africa contributing approximately R350 billion to the country s GDP There is an estimated R35 trillion worth of mineral resources still to be mined and this will create wealth and employment for decades to come South Africa is a leading producer of PGMs gold diamonds vanadium manganese

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  • Mines in South Africa

    2021 10 28 As of November 2019 there are 526 mines in South Africa all of them listed on Africa Mining IQ South Africa is a mineral rich country and listed as the largest producers of platinum 1st coal 3rd gold 6th and diamonds 7th South Africa s mineral profile is large and diverse with many opportunities for international and local

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