n Without Prejudice - Is the South African mining industry in a crisis? : mining

Volume 15, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



It has been interesting to follow the debate whether the South African mining industry is actually in a crisis or not. This debate is irrelevant. The effects of the down turn in demand, tumbling commodity prices, increased and rising production costs, labour unrest and work stop pages can be felt and seen. It only takes a trip to key mining area ssuch as Witbank, Middelburg and Rustenburg, to name a few, to see this impact.

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