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South Africa is a leading producer of precious metals and in some metals it is the global leader. The precious metal is a high growth sector catering to South African market and the nearby APAC market. This report covers the macro trends, supply demand scenario, investment opportunities, economic scenario and their impact on the precious metals industry.


Summary of Mining Issues in 2012—South Africa

South Africa is a major producer of precious metals globally. It possesses approximately x %
of global reserves of platinum group metals and about x % of all global gold reserves. South
Africa’s mining sector has encountered many problems over the past few years, some of major
concerns are mentioned below:

Labor unrest

Unrest has been reported in the gold and platinum producing regions. In
beginning of August in Johannesburg an illegal strike at Lonmin PLC's
Marikana mine hampered the production and heralded the start of a series of
other strikes among surrounding platinum producers.

Mine safety

South Africa has some of the deepest mines in the world, which are very
dangerous. Since start of the year x fatalities have been reported in the
mining sector, which is above the international average. Therefore, lot of
mines are now shutting down for safety reasons.

Electricity Shortage

Shortage of Electricity has been reported in South Africa. As per Power
Producers' Association, the current power supply is short by x MW. The
shortage has interrupted production from time to time as mining sector is a
heavy user of electricity.

Table Of Contents

CEO 360 Degre Presentation on the Global Precious Metals Market Opportunity and the Role of South Africa
Table of Contents


Executive Summary 3
Macro-level Analysis 11
Precious Metal Market Analysis 29
Platinum 31
Palladium 42
Gold 51
Silver 63
Conclusion 73
Appendix 76
The Frost and Sullivan Story 78

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