Precious Metals and Diamond Mining in South Africa to 2023

Precious Metals and Diamond Mining in South Africa to 2023

Summary

The report Precious Metals and Diamond Mining in South Africa to 2023, contains an overview of the South African precious metal (gold and platinum) and diamond mining industry together with the key factors affecting the industry and demand for the commodities. It also provides information about reserves, reserves by country and grade, the historic and forecast data on South African gold, platinum and diamond production, historic and forecast production of gold, platinum and diamond by selected mines, the competitive landscape and active, exploration and development precious metals and diamond projects.

Key Findings

  • South Africa has reserves of gold, platinum group metals, diamond, manganese, zirconium, vanadium and titanium. The country also has smaller deposits of coal, iron ore, copper, zinc, nickel, chromium and uranium.
  • South Africa had the world’s largest platinum reserves, with 2.2 billion ounces as of January 2018, or 90.9% of the global total. That same year, it had the world’s second-largest gold reserves - 6,000t, or 11.1% of the global total
  • South Africa produced an estimated 4.3 million ounces of gold in 2018 - down by 10.8% - primarily due to a decline in the operational performance of the country’s largest gold producer, Sibanye-Stillwater
  • Furthermore, the country’s platinum production stood at 4.4 million ounces - down by 1.1% over 2017 - due to the decrease in output from major mines such as the Impala mine, Two Rivers mine, and Marikana, Akanani and Pandora mines
  • However, the country’s diamond output increased marginally by 0.2% over 2017, mainly due to a 1.0% increase in production from Petra Diamond Ltd and a 0.5% increase at De Beers Group
  • The country’s diamond mine production is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.1% over the forecast period (2019-2023), while gold and platinum are expected to post CAGRs of 6.0% and 7.2% respectively
  • Harmony Gold Mining Company Ltd, Anglo American Platinum Ltd, Impala Platinum Holdings Ltd, Lonmin Plc, Sibanye Gold Ltd and Petra Diamonds Ltd are the largest players in South Africa’s precious metals and diamond mining sector
Companies mentioned: Harmony Gold Mining Company Ltd, Anglo American Platinum Ltd, Impala Platinum Holdings Ltd, Lonmin Plc, Sibanye Gold Ltd, Petra Diamonds Ltd.

Scope
  • The report contains an overview of the South African precious metal (gold and platinum) and diamond mining industry together with the key factors affecting the industry and demand for the commodities.
  • It also provides information about reserves, reserves by country and grade, the historic and forecast data on South African gold, platinum and diamond production, historic and forecast production of gold, platinum and diamond by selected mines, the competitive landscape and active, exploration and development precious metals and diamond projects.
Reasons to buy
  • To gain an understanding of the South African precious metal (gold and platinum) and diamond mining industry, its reserves, grade, historic and forecast production, demand driven by end-use sectors, active, exploration and development projects, the competitive landscape and the country's mining fiscal regime.


  • Precious Metals and Diamond Mining in South Africa
    • Key Highlights
  • Gold Mining in South Africa – Reserves, Production, and Demand
    • Gold Reserves by Country
      • Table Figure 1: Gold Mining in South Africa – Gold Reserves by Country (%), January 2018
      • Table Gold Mining in South Africa – Gold Reserves by Country (Tonnes), January 2018
    • Historical and Forecast Production
      • Table Figure 2: Gold Mining in South Africa – Historical and Forecast Gold Mine Production (Thousand Ounces) vs Number of Operating Mines, 2003–2023
      • Table Gold Mining in South Africa – Historical and Forecast Gold Mine Production (Thousand Ounces), 2003–2023
      • Gold prices
        • Table Gold Mining in South Africa – Gold Quarterly Prices (US$/Ounce), 2014–2018
    • Active Mines
      • Table Gold Mining in South Africa – Active Mines, 2019
    • Exploration Projects
      • Table Gold Mining in South Africa – Exploration Projects, 2019
    • Development Projects
      • Table Gold Mining in South Africa – Development Projects, 2019
    • Factors Affecting the Demand for Gold
  • Platinum Mining in South Africa – Reserves, Production, and Demand
    • Platinum Reserves by Country
      • Table Figure 3: Platinum Mining in South Africa – Platinum Reserves by Country (%), January 2018
      • Table Platinum Mining in South Africa – Platinum Reserves by Country (Million Ounces), January 2018
    • Historical and Forecast Production
      • Table Figure 4: Platinum Mining in South Africa – Historical and Forecast Platinum Mine Production (Thousand Ounces) vs Number of Operating Mines, 2003–2023
      • Table Platinum Mining in South Africa – Historical and Forecast Platinum Mine Production (Thousand Ounces), 2003– 2023
      • Platinum prices
        • Table Platinum Mining in South Africa – Platinum Quarterly Prices (US$/Ounce), 2014–2018
    • Active Mines
      • Table Platinum Mining in South Africa – Active Mines, 2019
    • Exploration Projects
      • Table Platinum Mining in South Africa – Exploration Projects, 2019
    • Development Projects
      • Table Platinum Mining in South Africa – Development Projects, 2019
    • Factors Affecting the Demand for Platinum
  • Diamond Mining in South Africa – Reserves, Production, and Demand
    • Reserves by Geographical Region, Ore Type, Grade and Country
      • Table Figure 5: Diamond Mining in South Africa – Diamond Reserves by Country (%), January 2018
      • Table Diamond Mining in South Africa – Diamond Reserves by Country (Million Carats), January 2018
      • Table Figure 6: Diamond Mining in South Africa – Location of Diamond Mines
    • Historic and Forecast Production
      • Table Figure 7: Diamond Mining in South Africa – Historical and Forecast Rough Diamond Mine Production (Thousand Carats) vs Number of Operating Mines, 2003–2023
      • Table Diamond Mining in South Africa – Historical and Forecast Rough Diamond Production (Thousand Carats), 2003– 2023
    • Active Mines
      • Table Diamond Mining in South Africa – Active Mines, 2019
    • Exploration Projects
      • Table Diamond Mining in South Africa – Exploration Projects, 2019
    • Development Projects
      • Table Diamond Mining in South Africa – Development Projects, 2019
  • Precious Metal and Diamond Mining in South Africa: Competitive Landscape
    • Mines and Projects by Company
      • Table Figure 8: Precious Metals and Diamond Mining in South Africa – Total Number of Mines/Projects by Company and Stage, 2019
      • Table Precious Metals and Diamond Mining in South Africa – Total No. of Mines/Projects by Company and Stage, 2019
    • Mines and Projects by Stage by Province
      • Table Figure 9: Precious Metals and Diamond Mining in South Africa – Share of Operating, Development, and Exploration Projects by Province, 2019
      • Table Precious Metals and Diamond Mining in South Africa – Total No. of Precious Metal Mines/Projects by Stage and Province, 2019
    • Major Producers
      • Table Figure 10: Precious Metals and Diamond Mining in South Africa – Comparison of Companies by Revenue (US$ Million), 2013 to 2018
      • Table Precious Metals and Diamond Mining in South Africa – Comparison of Companies by Revenue (US$ Million), 2013 to 2018
      • Harmony Gold Mining Co. Ltd
        • Table Precious Metals and Diamond Mining in South Africa – Harmony Gold Mining Company Ltd, Major Projects, 2019
      • Anglo American Platinum Ltd
        • Table Precious Metals and Diamond Mining in South Africa – Anglo American Platinum Ltd, Major Projects, 2019
      • Impala Platinum Holdings Ltd
        • Table Precious Metals and Diamond Mining in South Africa – Impala Platinum Holdings Ltd, Major Projects, 2019
      • Lonmin Plc
        • Table Precious Metals and Diamond Mining in South Africa – Lonmin Plc, Major Projects, 2019
      • Sibanye Gold Ltd
        • Table Precious Metals and Diamond Mining in South Africa – Sibanye Gold Ltd, Major Projects, 2019
      • Petra Diamonds Ltd
        • Table Precious Metals and Diamond Mining in South Africa – Petra Diamonds Ltd, Major Projects, 2019
  • Fiscal Regime
    • The South Africa Mining Industry – Governing Bodies
      • Department of Mineral Resources (DMR)
      • Mine Health and Safety Council (MHSC)
        • Table South Africa's Mining Fiscal Regime – MHSC Committees, 2018
      • Department of Energy (DoE)
      • Department of Environmental Affairs
    • South Africa's Mining Fiscal Regime: Laws, Licenses, and Permits
      • Minerals and Petroleum Resources Development Act
      • Mineral and Petroleum Resources Royalty Act
      • Precious Metals Act
      • Precious Metals Licenses and Permits
      • Nuclear Energy Act
      • National Nuclear Regulator Act
      • Mine Health and Safety Act
      • Diamond Export Levy (Administration) Act
      • Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Amendment Act
    • South Africa's Mining Fiscal Regime: Prospecting and Mining Rights
      • Application for a Prospecting Right or a Mining Right
      • Prospecting Right
      • Mining Right
    • South Africa's Mining Fiscal Regime: Prospecting and Mining Obligations
      • Prospecting Rights Holders
      • Mining Right Holders
      • Retention Right Holders
      • Environmental Protection and Assessment
      • Issuance of a Closure Certificate
      • Cancellation and Suspension of Rights
    • South Africa's Mining Fiscal Regime: Taxes and Royalties
      • Royalties
      • Depreciation
        • Table South Africa's Mining Fiscal Regime – Depreciation Write-off Period (Years), 2018
      • Corporate Income Tax (CIT)
      • Withholding Tax
      • Value-Added Tax (VAT)
      • Diamond Export Levy
      • Carbon Tax
  • Appendix
    • Abbreviations
    • Methodology
    • Coverage
    • Secondary Research
    • Contact Us
    • Disclaimer

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