Published on in “Business”, language — English. 44 pages.
The South African mining industry is frozen in a state of suspense. Regulatory uncertainty, rising input costs, deeper and more complicated ore bodies, and volatile commodity prices are hampering growth and preventing greenﬁeld expansions. Moreover, as the political climate heats up in anticipation of the ANC’s year-end elective conference, it is becoming riskier for foreign companies to invest in South Africa. More
After what started out as a dreadful
year for mining and with
the outlook for most
commodities everything but bullish,
there is a hint of optimism in the air
as the year 2016 draws to an end.
Eleven months ago the global mining
industry was in the doldrums. However,
despite the doomsayers’ dreary predictions,
there were subtle signs of recovery. Gold
and silver started showing signs of revival,
and a few months into 2016, gold mines in
South Africa... More