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Problems in the mining industry in South africa - ECDPM

Feb 01, 2013  The current turbulence in the mining industry in South Africa has its roots in several different factors. First, the fall in global demand for platinum and other minerals due to recession; second, the consequences of the Marikana disaster in destabilising labour relations; and third, the structural character of our mining industry. A great deal has been written about the first two factors, so ...

EXAMINING THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACT OF MINING ON

2.3 Understanding South Africa’s Mining Industry and Economic Development ..... 10 2.4 South Africa Mining industry: Contention and Ambiguity ..... 12 2.5 Mining and the livelihoods of local communities: Contribution towards socio-economic

THE IMPACT OF MINING ON THE SOUTH AFRICAN ECONOMY

Some of these issues were explored in greater detail in a paper entitled Digging for Development: The Mining Industry in South Africa and its Role in Socio-economic Development published by the IRR in 2014. It should also be borne in mind that miners who live in shacks surrounding the mines may well have better houses in rural areas that they ...

Examining the socio-economic impacts of mining on the ...

Examining the socio-economic impacts of mining on the livelihoods of Amajuba District mining communities. View/ Open. Thesis (826.2Kb) Date 2015. Author. Ngobese, Sihlangu Sixtus. Metadata Show full item record. Abstract. The Amajuba District is among one of the major coal mining regions in South Africa, where the mining activities are limited ...

The Socio Economic Aspects of Mine Closure and Sustainable ...

Mine closure in South Africa has to contend with a unique scale and diversity of mining and socio‐ economic contexts, as far as the apartheid legacy continues in the settlement patterns, inconsistent

Mining in South Africa: Industry challenges in 2020

Apr 04, 2020  The mining industry in South Africa is complex and extensively governed by legislation and controlled by regulation, yet still, there are several issues likely to raise challenges in 2020.. These include proposed amendments to the regulations published in terms of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, 2002 (MPRDA) relating to retrenchments, the publication of proposed

WHY MINING STILL MATTERS - South African Institute of Race ...

ineffi cient administration of mining licences. Other factors in the socio-political environment also weigh heavily on investors’ feelings towards South Africa’s mining industry. During the fi ve years from 2013 to 2017, the global perception of the attractiveness of mining poli-cies in South Africa

The Role of Mining in the South African Economy

mining has often been viewed as the locomotive of South Africa’s economic development.1 Historically such a perception certainly carries much validity. In this paper we examine whether this perception of the role ofmining in the South African economy remains justied. As the evidence that follows will demonstrate, the role of mining in the

The disastrous effects of the Mining Industry in Africa ...

The unfavourable social effects of the mining industry in Africa : We also need to consider the socio-economic effects of mining. The acquisition of land for mining purposes is a perennial cause of conflict between miners, farmers and local communities.

Mining production optimisation in South Africa Dinasen ...

Despite South Africa having over 50 different minerals being mined (Sorenson , 2011), the South African chamber of mines ranked the following four minerals as having the biggest contribution to mining minerals exports in South Africa . Platinum group metals, iron ore, gold and

The Social and Environmental Consequences of Coal Mining ...

Coal mining in South Africa It was mining that gave South Africa its current shape through processes from the 1880s to 1910. Gold mining took centre stage early, both because of its importance for the British and thus global monetary system and the profits to be made. Cheap

The disastrous effects of the Mining Industry in Africa ...

The unfavourable social effects of the mining industry in Africa : We also need to consider the socio-economic effects of mining. The acquisition of land for mining purposes is a perennial cause of conflict between miners, farmers and local communities.

The effects of policy on mining in South Africa

Oct 03, 2018  South Africa’s mineral policy interventions over the past two decades have had a detrimental effect on the economic contribution and performance of the sector. Furthermore, these interventions have failed to deliver some of its key socio-economic objectives – the overall efficacy of South Africa’s volatile mineral policy has been low.

The Future of Mining in Africa Navigating a Revolution

the socio-economic considerations for the digital mine. As select job categories give way to automation, reskilling and appropriation of new skills will be critical for mining companies. Socio-economic value creation within mining communities carries a lower cost and greater impact in

THE SOCIAL, ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL ... - Africa

the overlapping issues of democracy, resource extraction, human rights, and sustainable development. ... 2006, De Beers (a South African Diamond Mining Company) had undertaken some feasibility ... mining and trading, the socio-economic and environmental impacts and the conflict between authorities, (government agencies) and the local ...

South Africa: Key Issues and Challenges Mark Mobius

Mar 16, 2017  Several challenges have plagued the South African mining industry in particular over the past few years—a key driver of the country’s economy. Besides declining commodity prices, labor union rivalry escalated labor issues, resulting in one of the more prolonged and violent strikes in

The social and economic impacts of gold mining

countries such as South Africa or Denmark. ... understanding of the socio-economic impacts of the gold mining industry at a global, national and host community level. In doing

THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACT OF MIGRATION IN SOUTH

THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACT OF MIGRATION IN SOUTH AFRICA: A ... precious stones led to the high demand for cheap contract labour by the mining ... 1.2. STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM Although migration into South Africa started as early as in the 1860’s, now there

Contemporary Socio-Economic Issues in South Africa

Jun 10, 2020  Socio-economic issues are problems that result from certain aspects in society and the economy. They have a negative influence on both communities and businesses. In South Africa, contemporary socio-economic issues include HIV/AIDS, poverty and unemployment. Businesses need to work with the government to address these problems.

Socio-Economic Development Challenges in South Africa

Mar 05, 2018  Overcoming socio-economic development challenges in South Africa is possible. It will take a concerted effort from all sectors of society: governments, corporates and individuals working together for a better society. Here are some of the issues, with possible solutions: High unemployment and low incomes. This is at the heart of many of the ...

How Mining Damages Communities And the Environment

How Mining Damages Communities And the Environment. The South African Human Rights Commission has released a scathing report on the damage mining in the country is posing to human rights. The conclusion paints a dark picture: “ [T]he mining sector is riddled with challenges related to land, housing, water, [and] the environment.”.

Putting the shine back into South African mining

ii Putting the shine back into South African mining: rekindling competitiveness and growth In brief The mining value chain is the historic bedrock of South Africa’s economy. It directly contributes more than R300 billion to GDP, directly employs more than 450,000 people, and is the

South African Coal Mining Industry: Socio-Economic

The problem statement for the study is to establish the socio-economic attributes of coal mining industry supply chain in South Africa and show need for improved collaboration and integration by ...

South Africa – Economic Challenges - Future Directions ...

Apr 12, 2016  In a reflection of those problems, Africa’s second-largest economy is forecast to grow by just 0.9% in 2016. To make matters worse, the above problems are occurring at the same time as democratic South Africa is gripped by unprecedented social discontent and is experiencing increasing disillusionment with the ruling élite.

Social impacts - Diamond mining in South africa

A negative impact of diamond mining in South Africa would be the change that happens in communities. The sudden influx of money into a South African community has shown to create social tensions and increased amounts of abuse and family

South African Coal Mining Industry: Socio-Economic

The problem statement for the study is to establish the socio-economic attributes of coal mining industry supply chain in South Africa and show need for improved collaboration and integration by ...

South Africa: Key Issues and Challenges Mark Mobius

Mar 16, 2017  Several challenges have plagued the South African mining industry in particular over the past few years—a key driver of the country’s economy. Besides declining commodity prices, labor union rivalry escalated labor issues, resulting in one of the more prolonged and violent strikes in

VALUING THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC CONTRIBUTION OF

2.1 Socio-economic contribution of marine phosphate mining 3 2.2 Socio-economic risks of marine phosphate mining on the marine environment6 2.3 Framework for a comparison of costs and benefits from seabed mining8 3/ Marine industries in South Africa’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) 10 3.1 Commercial fisheries in South Africa 10 3.1.1Western ...

South Africa: How Mining Damages Communities and the ...

Aug 27, 2018  The South African Human Rights Commission has released a scathing report on the damage mining in the country is posing to human rights. The conclusion paints a dark picture: "[T]he mining

The social and economic impacts of gold mining

countries such as South Africa or Denmark. ... understanding of the socio-economic impacts of the gold mining industry at a global, national and host community level. In doing

THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACT OF MIGRATION IN SOUTH

THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACT OF MIGRATION IN SOUTH AFRICA: A ... precious stones led to the high demand for cheap contract labour by the mining ... 1.2. STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM Although migration into South Africa started as early as in the 1860’s, now there

Contemporary Socio-Economic Issues in South Africa

Jun 10, 2020  Socio-economic issues are problems that result from certain aspects in society and the economy. They have a negative influence on both communities and businesses. In South Africa, contemporary socio-economic issues include HIV/AIDS, poverty and unemployment. Businesses need to work with the government to address these problems.

Socio-Economic Development Challenges in South Africa

Mar 05, 2018  Overcoming socio-economic development challenges in South Africa is possible. It will take a concerted effort from all sectors of society: governments, corporates and individuals working together for a better society. Here are some of the issues, with possible solutions: High unemployment and low incomes. This is at the heart of many of the ...

What are the biggest challenges to economic growth across ...

Apr 21, 2021  In May, Cyril Ramaphosa was elected president of South Africa with a commitment to promote economic growth and fight corruption. At the start of the year, Muhammadu Buhari was re-elected president of Nigeria on a similar pledge to fight corruption, while strengthening national security and the economy.

Broad-Based Socio-Economic Empowerment Charter for

Broad-Based Socio-Economic Empowerment Charter for the South African Mining Industry VISION All the actions and commitments set out below are in the pursuit of a shared vision of a globally competitive mining industry that draws on the human and financial resources of all South Africa's people and offers real benefits to all South Africans.

The social and economic impacts of gold mining — yourSRI ...

Gold mining companies are a major source of income and economic growth, with an important role in supporting sustainable socio-economic development. During 2013, gold mining companies contributed over US$171.6bn to the global economy through their

The future of mining in South Africa - Mining Technology

The South African mining industry has consistently increased the size of its workforce, from 406,994 in 2001 to 453,543 in 2018. This has led to a parallel increase in the tax paid by mining companies to the national government, from $1.21bn in 2010 to $1.56bn in

“Opportunities and challenges facing the South African ...

Chamber of Mines of South Africa, 17 February 2011 PRESENTATION OUTLINE Mining and minerals, integral to ... IMF outlook for world economic growth for key regions, (source IMF WEO April 2010 and July 2010) World Advanced ... RSA Coal Mining Sector Coal, key issues: –254.7 MT local production, R69 billion in sales in 2010. ...

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