20 ESI AFRICA ISSUE 2 2004 COAL THE SOUTH AFRICAN COAL INDUSTRY he growth of coal mining in South Africa as a dominant source of energy has a long history. Coal production began in 1870 to supply energy to the
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.
South Africa's gold industry, like its economy, is ...
South Africa is a world leader in mining. The country is famous for its abundance of mineral resources, accounting for a significant proportion of world production and reserves, and South African mining companies are key players in the global industry.
Mar 05, 2018· South Africa's mining industry is a prime example of the nation's stark imbalances. Its highly paid, mainly white male executives oversee hundreds of thousands of mostly black workers laboring in deep and dangerous operations.