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South Africa's Extreme Drought Brings Declining Production

In the case of citrus, where South Africa is a significant producer and exporter, crop estimates for the 2015-2016 season were confirmed and released by the Citrus Growers' Association. Production for 2016 is estimated to decline by 7.5 million cartons compared with the previous season.

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The Decline of South African Gold Mining

Southern Africa Division Vice President Johan Viljoen at AngloGold Ashanti, the country's largest gold producer, said its South African operations, which produce about 42% of the company's overall gold, showed a production drop of almost 15% in 2009.

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South African Gold on the Brink With Half of Mines Losing

Sep 08, 2015South African Gold on the Brink With Half of Mines Losing Money. South Africa's gold mines, the deepest and among the oldest in the world, are in big trouble. The four largest producers in the country are losing money on about 35 percent of production at current prices, according to company data compiled by Bloomberg.

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South Africa Gold Output Down 16% in May; Eighth Straight

Jul 13, 2018South African gold output saw its biggest drop in over a year in May, falling 16.2% year-on-year. This is another sign that the one-time world leader in gold production could be running out of the yellow metal. May's decline came on the heels of a 5.8% drop in production in April.

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South Africa Gold Production YoY

Gold production in South Africa shrank 16 percent from a year earlier in June 2019, the 21st consecutive month of contraction. Still, it was the softest decline since last November. Gold Production in South Africa averaged -4.41 percent from 1981 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 75.70 percent in October of 2013 and a record low of -47.10 percent in October of 2012.

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Economic Impacts of Gold Production in South Africa

South Africa Department of Minerals and Energy (2007). South Africa is estimated, by the US Geological Survey, to have 6000 metric tons of gold reserves. A full 95% of South Africa's gold mines are underground operations, reaching depths of over 2.5 miles. Coupled with declining grades, increased depth of mining, and a slide in the

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Top ten biggest gold mines

Sep 29, 2013The mine produced 862,000oz of gold in 2012, milling 165,000t of ore a day. Ongoing expansions at the mine are expected to ramp up the production to 240,000t per day by 2022. South Deep. South Deep gold mine located 45km south-west of Johannesburg in the Witwatersrand Basin, South Africa, is the second largest gold mine in the world.

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Brief history of gold mining in South Africa

Gold output soared to 118 tonnes making South Africa the world's leading producer 1899 - 1902 Anglo-Boer/South African War, brought about to some extent by the struggle for control of the goldfields, caused extreme disruptions in the mining industry, and at some stage, mines were closed 1901

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Gold production in the world.

It is slightly down from 2007 and down -38% compared to 2001. The decline in gold production in South Africa in 2008 is attributed to the problems of electricity, but since almost 40 years the production of South African gold decreases because of the exhaustion of the best deposits.

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Gold 2016: A review of South Africa's gold sector (PDF Report)

Apr 22, 2016South African gold miners have, meanwhile, benefited from a strengthening rand gold price, but production is expected to continue declining, as a result of the depth of the country's gold mines and declining grades. Gold mining companies are also faced with rising input costs, particularly higher electricity costs, and the impact of

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South Africa Gold Production YoY

Gold production in South Africa shrank 16 percent from a year earlier in June 2019, the 21st consecutive month of contraction. Still, it was the softest decline since last November. Gold Production in South Africa averaged -4.41 percent from 1981 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 75.70 percent in October of 2013 and a record low of -47.10 percent in October of 2012.

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Mining industry of South Africa

The US Geological Survey estimated in that as of 2002, South Africa held about 50% of the world's gold resources, and 38% of reserves. In July 2018, Mineral Council of South Africa announced, 75% of mines in South Africa are now unprofitable due to decline in gold reserves.

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South Africa Gold Mining Could Decline Precipitately

South Africa Gold Mining Could Decline Precipitately | Rick Rule Posted on October 3rd, 2018 | Filed under Commentaries If the political uncertainties in South Africa continue, Rule suspects gold production there will fall precipitately over the next five years.

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Problems in the mining industry in South africa

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;

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World Gold Production 2013

Apr 22, 2013The inexorable decline in gold production in South Africa and the stagnation/decline from historical producers such as USA, Australia, Canada, Peru and Indonesia have lead to radical changes in the structure of production costs. The growing trend towards the fragmentation of world gold production has many consequences, for example, a decrease in the resilience of gold mines in the event of lower

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South Africa Gold Mining Could Decline Precipitately

Oct 02, 2018If the political uncertainties in South Africa continue, Rule suspects gold production there will fall precipitately over the next five years. Here's more Rick Rule, President and CEO of Sprott US Holdings, interviewed by Elijah Johnson of Silver Doctors. Gold mining equities have been strong amid downward pressure in the precious metal

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Is Gold Pricey Relative To Platinum?

Sep 15, 2015Platinum mining, which has been declining since 2005, is expected to rebound sharply in 2015 after a series of strikes in South Africa during 2014. However, production of platinum will likely be about 18% less than in 2006. By comparison, gold production this year will

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Mining: winners and losers of 2017

The annual production index for gold is now 46% lower than it was in 2007. In fact, South African gold production has experienced only four years of positive growth since 1990: these were in 1992, 1993, 2002 and 2013. All other years saw a decline, with the largest annual fall occurring in 2008 (-16%). Employment has been the obvious victim.

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International Gold: South Africa Suffers 16% Production

Jul 23, 2018These basic factors contributed to a 16% decline in year-on-year production for May, making 8 straight months of decline for South Africa. Pityana described gold as a "sunset industry" in his comments about South African gold, which leads to fundamental questions about AngloGold's future involvement in the country.

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A Perspective on the South African Mining Industry in the

ensuring that South Africa is capturing a large proportion of the growth in world demand, currently expanding at a rate of 5-7 per cent per year. During the period of heavy job losses in the gold industry, the non-gold mining sector chalked up a more positive

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SA's mining industry sees steep decline in financial

Despite a continued reduction in prices, coal remains the highest earning commodity in South Africa. Coal had a solid performance over the last decade, with marginal increases in production in the last few years. The long-term decline in gold production was temporarily halted in the last two years.

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South Africa's gold industry, like its economy, is

South Africa's gold industry, like its economy, is crumbling. Brithen Sibanda, left, and Nkosi Sibanda return to the nearby township after their shift underground in Roodepoort. (Graeme Williams/For The Washington Post) South Africa's formal gold sector still churns out about $4 billion in revenue every year.

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South Africa Gold Production [1990

South Africa's Gold Production was reported at 120,000.000 kg in Dec 2018. This records a decrease from the previous number of 137,000.000 kg for Dec 2017. South Africa's Gold Production data is updated yearly, averaging 337,223.000 kg from Dec 1990 to 2018, with 29 observations. The data reached an all-time high of 619,201.000 kg in 1993 and a record low of 120,000.000 kg in 2018.

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Gold

Gold production decreased to 132.2 tonnes (136.8 tonnes in 2017) At the current gold price more than half of the South African gold mining industry is marginal; South African gold only accounts for 4.2% of global gold production; Employment in the gold sector has declined over the years; The gold industry currently employs 101,085 people

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Mining: winners and losers of 2017

The annual production index for gold is now 46% lower than it was in 2007. In fact, South African gold production has experienced only four years of positive growth since 1990: these were in 1992, 1993, 2002 and 2013. All other years saw a decline, with the largest annual fall occurring in 2008 (-16%). Employment has been the obvious victim.

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Gold Mining

Asia as a whole produces 23% of all newly-mined gold. Central and South America produce around 17% of the total, with North America supplying around 16%. Around 19% of production comes from Africa and 14% from the CIS region. See our interactive gold mining map for gold production per country in 2016. Overall levels of mine production have grown significantly over the last decade, although substantial

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South Africa Manufacturing Production

On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, manufacturing production fell 1.5 percent, after an upwardly revised 1.9 percent decline in May. Industrial Production in South Africa averaged 0.95 percent from 1974 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 18.50 percent in May of 1995 and a record low of

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South Africa Gold Output Down 16% in May; Eighth Straight

Analysts say that at current production levels, South Africa has only 39 years of accessible gold reserves remaining. In 1970, South African mines produced 1,000 tons of gold. Since then, production has steadily dropped. The country only produced 167.1 tons in 2016. That represents an 83% drop from the 1970 peak. This is part of a bigger picture. Worldwide gold production appears to be declining.

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Gold Mining Decline

There were large increases in gold output from the US/Canada (blue), Australia (gold) and Asia (China orange, non-China open bar). By 2000 or so – the world production peak – Gold Prices were down toward $300 per ounce and below. But as the chart shows, in the past 10 years, gold output has shown a marked DECLINE in the major historic Gold Mining regions. The prolific gold output from the

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Brief history of gold mining in South Africa

South Africa began to slow down in the 1880s, as the new deposits being found tended to be pyritic ore and gold could not be extracted from this compound with any of the then available technologies. John Stewart MacArthur and the Dingus brothers overcame this by suspending the crushed ore in

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