Research and Markets: South African Metals and Mining Industry 2013

DUBLIN--()--Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "South African Metals and Mining Industry" report to their offering.

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.

The latest report - 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. This report takes a look at the recent regulatory changes and how they are affecting the mining industry in South Africa.

Key Topics Covered:

A. Executive Summary

B. A Brief Profile of South Africa

C. Introduction to the Metals Mining Industry

D. Competition in the Industry

E. The Transformation of the South African Mining Industry

F. Regulatory Framework and Regulatory Structure

G. Platinum Group Metal (PGM) Mines

H. Gold Industry in South Africa

I. Gold Refining in South Africa

J. Diamond Industry in South Africa

K. Mining Affecting South Africa's Biodiversity

L. Industry Outlook

M. Leading Players

N. Appendix

O. Glossary of Terms

Companies Mentioned

  • African Rainbow Minerals
  • Anglo Platinum
  • Aquarius Platinum
  • Barplats Investments
  • Impala Platinum Holdings
  • Lonmin Plc
  • Northam Platinum
  • Nkomati Mine
  • Palabora Mining Company
  • AngloGold Ashanti
  • Gold Fields
  • Western Areas
  • Alexkor Limited
  • De Beers Group
  • Good Hope Diamonds
  • Diamond Core Resources
  • African Gem Resources
  • Harmony Gold Mining Company
  • Randgold Resources
  • Durban Roodepoort Deep
  • Xstrata Plc
  • BHP Billiton

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Laura Wood, Senior Manager.
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Sector: Mining, Metals and Minerals


Research and Markets
Laura Wood, Senior Manager.
U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907
Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716
Sector: Mining, Metals and Minerals