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Precious Metals and Diamond Mining in South Africa to 2020

Precious Metals and Diamond Mining in South Africa to 2020

Synopsis

Timetric's 'Precious Metals and Diamond Mining in South Africa to 2020' report comprehensively covers South African reserves of gold, platinum and diamond, reserves by region and grade, the historic and forecast data on South African precious metal (gold and platinum) and diamond production and historic and forecast production by selected gold, platinum and diamond mines. The report also includes factors affecting demand for gold and platinum, rough diamond exports, profiles of major precious metal and diamond producing companies and information on the active, exploration and development precious metals (gold and platinum) and diamond projects.The Fiscal Regime section provides information about the country’s regulatory authority, laws, licenses and other fiscal regime information such as taxes, rates and other charges applicable to the mining of the commodity in the country.It is an essential tool for companies active in South African mining, and for new competitors considering entering the industry.

Summary

Mining is one of the largest industries in the country and employed 510,099 people in 2014, albeit down by 3.0% over 2013. The platinum group metals (PGM) industry accounted for a little over 37% of the mining industry’s total employment, equivalent to 191,261 people in 2013. In 2014, South Africa had the world’s largest reserves of platinum at 63,000t, the world’s second-largest gold reserves at 6,000t and the fourth-largest diamond reserves at 70 million carats (Mct).

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 region 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

    Gain an understanding of the South African precious metal (gold and platinum) and diamond mining industry, its reserves, grade, historic and forecast production, historic and forecast production by selected mines, demand driven by end-use sectors, active, exploration and development projects, the competitive landscape and the country's fiscal regime.
Key Highlights
  • South Africa is one of the world’s main producers and exporters of precious metals. It was the world’s sixth-largest producer of gold with 5.9 million ounces in 2014, the largest producer of platinum with 3.5 million ounces, and the fifth-largest producer of diamonds with 7.6Mct.
  • The country’s precious metal industry is dominated by five companies: AngloGold Ashanti Ltd, Gold Fields Ltd, Impala Platinum Ltd, Anglo American Platinum Ltd and De Beers SA.
  • The industry is governed by Department of Mineral Resources (DMR), the main body that formulates and regulates mining policy for mineral resources.


  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • GOLD MINING IN SOUTH AFRICA - RESERVES AND PRODUCTION
    • Reserves by Geographic Region, Grade and Country
      • Table Precious Metals Mining in South Africa - Average Gold Grades (Grams/Tonne), 2003-2013
    • Historic and Forecast Production
      • Table Precious Metals Mining in South Africa - Historic and Forecast Gold Mine Production (Thousand Ounces), 2000-2020
      • Historic and forecast production of selected gold mines
        • Table Precious Metals Mining in South Africa - Historic and Forecast Gold Mine Production by Selected Mines (Thousand Ounces), 2008-2020
    • Active Mines
      • Table Gold Mining in South Africa - Active Mines, 2015
    • Exploration and Development Projects
      • Table Gold Mining in South Africa - Exploration Projects, 2015
      • Table Gold Mining in South Africa - Development Projects, 2015
    • Factors Affecting Demand for Gold
      • Demand from end-use sectors
  • PLATINUM MINING IN SOUTH AFRICA - RESERVES AND PRODUCTION
    • Reserves by Geographical Region, Grade and Country
    • Historic and Forecast Production
      • Table Precious Metals Mining in South Africa - Historic and Forecast Platinum Mine Production (Thousand Ounces), 2000-2020
      • Historic and forecast production by selected mines
        • Table Precious Metals Mining in South Africa - Historic and Forecast Platinum Mine Production by Selected Mines (Thousand Ounces), 2008-2020
    • Active Mines
      • Table Platinum Mining in South Africa - Active Projects, 2015
    • Exploration and Development Projects
      • Table Platinum Mining in South Africa - Exploration Projects, 2015
      • Table Platinum Mining in South Africa - Development Projects, 2015
    • Location of Platinum Mines in South Africa
    • Factors Affecting Demand for Platinum
      • Demand from end use sectors
        • Table Precious Metals Mining in South Africa - Global Platinum Demand by End Use (Thousand Ounces), 2014-2015f
  • DIAMOND MINING IN SOUTH AFRICA - RESERVES, PRODUCTION AND TRADE
    • Reserves by Geographical Region, Ore Type, Grade and Country
    • Historic and Forecast Production
      • Table Diamond Mining in South Africa - Historic and Forecast Rough Diamond Production (Thousand Carats), 2000-2020
      • Historic and forecast production by selected diamond mines
        • Table Precious Metals Mining in South Africa - Historic and Forecast Rough Diamond Production by Selected Mines (Thousand Carats), 2008-2020
    • Active Mines
      • Table Diamond Mining in South Africa - Active Projects, 2015
    • Exploration and Development Projects
      • Table Diamond Mining in South Africa - Exploration Projects, 2015
      • Table Diamond Mining in South Africa - Development Projects, 2015
    • Location of Diamond Mines in South Africa
    • Rough Diamond Exports
      • Table Diamond Mining in South Africa - Rough Diamond Exports (Thousand Carats), 2004-2020
  • MAJOR PRECIOUS METALS PRODUCERS IN SOUTH AFRICA
    • Table Precious Metals Mining in South Africa - Comparative Analysis of Major South African Producers, 2015
    • AngloGold Ashanti Ltd
      • Table Precious Metals Mining in South Africa - AngloGold Ashanti Ltd Projects, 2015
    • Gold Fields Ltd
      • Table Precious Metals Mining in South Africa - Gold Fields Ltd Projects, 2015
    • Impala Platinum Ltd
      • Table Precious Metals Mining in South Africa - Impala Platinum Ltd Projects, 2015
    • Anglo American Platinum Ltd
      • Table Precious Metals Mining in South Africa - Anglo American Platinum Ltd Projects, 2015
    • De Beers SA
      • Table Precious Metals Mining in South Africa - De Beers SA Projects, 2015
  • FISCAL REGIME
    • The South African Mining Industry - Governing Bodies
      • Department of Mineral Resources (DMR)
      • Department of Energy
      • National Nuclear Regulator (NNR)
      • The Mine Health and Safety Council
    • The South African Mining Industry - Governing Laws
      • Minerals and Petroleum Resources Development Act
      • Mineral and Energy Laws Rationalisation Act, 1994
      • Precious Metals Act, 2005
      • Nuclear Energy Act, 1999 (Act No.46 of 1999)
      • National Nuclear Regulator Act, 1999 (Act No. 47 of 1999) (NNR)
      • Mine Health and Safety Act, 1996 (Act No. 29 of 1996)
      • Diamond Export Levy (Administration) Act, 2007
    • The South African Mining Industry - Prospecting and Mining Rights
      • Application for a prospecting right or a mining right
      • Prospecting rights
      • Mining rights
    • The South African Mining Industry - 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
    • The South African Mining Industry - Key Fiscal Terms
      • Royalties
      • Depreciation
        • Table The Mining Industry in South Africa - Depreciation Years, 2014
      • Corporate tax
      • Capital Gains Tax
      • Dividend Tax
      • Real Property Tax
      • Withholding tax
      • Branch Profits Tax
      • Loss carry forward
      • Value Added Tax (VAT)
  • APPENDIX
    • Abbreviations
    • Bibliography
    • Secondary Research
    • Primary Research
    • Contact Timetric
    • About Timetric
    • Timetric's Services
    • Disclaimer

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