South African Metals and Mining Industry

Date: February 1, 2012
Pages: 100
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Publisher: Aruvian's R'search
Report type: Strategic Report
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South African Metals and Mining Industry
South Africa is a world leader in mining. The country is internationally renowned for an abundance of mineral resources, accounting for a significant proportion of both world production and reserves, and South African mining companies dominate many sectors in the global industry. South Africa is the world's biggest producer of gold and platinum and one of the leading producers of base metals and coal. The country's diamond industry is the fourth-largest in the world, with only Botswana, Canada and Russia producing more diamonds each year.

It is estimated that South Africa holds 80% of the world's known manganese reserves as well as 72% of the world's known chromite ore reserves. In 2005 South Africa was found to be the ninth-largest producer of aluminum, the largest producer of alumino-silicates, chrome ore and ferro-chromium. South Africa was also found to be the second-largest producer of manganese ore and the ninth-largest producer of nickel in the same year.

The mining industry in South Africa has seen significant restructuring and changes since the early 90’s with the traditional “big six” mining houses - Anglo American / De Beers, Gencor/Billiton, Goldfields, JCI, Anglovaal and Rand Mines - being restructured and extending their global presence. These companies traditionally controlled gold, platinum, chrome, coal and base metal production in South Africa. The advent of a new democratic constitution and rising costs from gold mining activities resulted in several changes in the industry.

While holding the world's largest reserves of gold, platinum-group metals and manganese ore, the country has considerable potential for the discovery of other world-class deposits in areas yet to be exhaustively explored.

The latest report from Aruvian's R'search – South African Metals and Mining Industry brings you an entire coverage of the metals and mining industry with a special focus on the diamond sector, the gold industry, and the platinum-group metals (PGM) in South Africa. The report also covers the major players in these sectors. Aruvian’s report takes a look at the recent regulatory changes and how they are affecting the mining industry in South Africa.

Apart from the regulatory changes overall, the report also broadly covers the regulations affecting the diamond, gold and PGM sectors. The economics of mining, metal reserves, production of metals and minerals, production techniques, refining techniques, and a lot more technical data is also researched to satisfaction of any investor/researcher looking in to this particular sector.

Industry players covered in this report include African Rainbow Minerals, Anglo Platinum, Northam Platinum, AngloGold Ashanti, Gold Fields, De Beers Group, Xstrata Plc, BHP Billiton, and many other leading companies.
A. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

B. A BRIEF PROFILE OF SOUTH AFRICA

C. INTRODUCTION TO THE METALS MINING INDUSTRY

C.1 Industry Definition
C.2 Industry Profile
C.3 Industry Segments
C.4 Industry Reserves
  C.4.1 Gold
  C.4.2 Coal
  C.4.3 Platinum-group Metals
  C.4.4 Base Metals
  C.4.5 Ferrous Minerals
  C.4.6 Industrial Minerals
  C.4.7 Processed Minerals
  C.4.8 Other Minerals

D. COMPETITION IN THE INDUSTRY

E. THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN MINING INDUSTRY

E.1 Historically Disadvantaged South African Ownership Concept
E.2 Black Economic Empowerment Procurement
E.3 Employment Equity Act No
E.4 HDSA Employment in Mining
E.5 Status of Women in Mining

F. REGULATORY FRAMEWORK AND REGULATORY STRUCTURE

F.1 Industry Groups
  F.1.1 The Chamber of Mines of South Africa
  F.1.2 South African Mining Development Association
  F.1.3 Mintek
F.2 Government Groups
  F.2.1 Department of Minerals and Energy
  F.2.2 Mining Qualifications Authority
F.3 The Minerals and Petroleum Resources Development Act, 2002
F.4 The Mineral Development Act
F.5 Charter and Scorecard
F.6 Money Bill
F.7 Effects of the New Mining Regulations

G. PLATINUM GROUP METAL (PGM) MINES

G.1 Production of PGMs
  G.1.1 Introduction
  G.1.2 Occurrences
  G.1.3 Production
  G.1.4 Mining of Platinum
  G.1.5 Mineralogy
  G.1.6 Precious Metals Refining
G.2 Market Structure of PGM Industry
G.3 Leading Players
  G.3.1 African Rainbow Minerals
  G.3.2 Anglo Platinum
  G.3.3 Aquarius Platinum
  G.3.4 Barplats Investments
  G.3.5 Impala Platinum Holdings
  G.3.6 Lonmin Plc
  G.3.7 Northam Platinum
G.4 By-product PGM Producers
  G.4.1 Nkomati Mine
  G.4.2 Palabora Mining Company

H. GOLD INDUSTRY IN SOUTH AFRICA

H.1 Introduction
H.2 History of the Gold Industry
H.3 Looking at the Global Gold Industry – A Brief Profile
H.4 Industry Structure & Leading Players
  H.4.1 Publicly-listed Companies
    H.4.1.1 AngloGold Ashanti
    H.4.1.2 Gold Fields
    H.4.1.3 DRDGOLD

    H.4.1.4 Western Areas
  H.4.2 By-product Gold Production
  H.4.3 Smaller Players
  H.4.4 Looking at Informal Gold Mining
H.5 Effect of Gold Mining on Economy
H.6 Economics of Gold Mining
H.6.1 Production Cost

I. GOLD REFINING IN SOUTH AFRICA

I.1 Introduction
I.2 Gold Refining Industry
I.3 Refiners
I.4 Recyclers
I.5 Products of the Gold Refining Industry
  I.5.1 Gold Bars
  I.5.2 Gold Jewelry
I.6 Ownership of the Gold
I.7 Operating Costs
I.8 Rand Refinery and the Price of Gold
I.9 Mark-ups
I.10 Recycling
I.11 Market Barriers
I.12 Environmental Barriers

J. DIAMOND INDUSTRY IN SOUTH AFRICA

J.1 Alluvial Diamond Mining
J.2 Kimberlite Diamond Mining
J.3 Marine Diamond Mining
J.4 Leading Players
  J.4.1 Alexkor Limited
  J.4.2 De Beers Group
  J.4.3 Good Hope Diamonds
  J.4.4 Diamond Core Resources
  J.4.5 African Gem Resources

K. MINING AFFECTING SOUTH AFRICA’S BIODIVERSITY

K.1 Introduction
K.2 Mining Legislation
K.3 Environmental Legislation
K.4 Municipal Systems Act
K.5 Conservation Planning
K.6 Establishing Conservation Targets
K.7 Conservation Planning and the Mining Industry
K.8 Case Study: Succulent Karoo
K.9 Conclusion

L. INDUSTRY OUTLOOK

M. LEADING PLAYERS

M.1 Harmony Gold Mining Company
M.2 Randgold Resources
M.3 Durban Roodepoort Deep
M.4 Xstrata Plc
M.5 BHP Billiton

N. APPENDIX

O. GLOSSARY OF TERMS
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