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Precious Metals and Diamond Mining in South Africa to 2020

  • November 2015
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  • Global Data
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  • 51 pages

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.

Table Of Contents

Precious Metals and Diamond Mining in South Africa to 2020
Table of Contents
1 Executive Summary
2 Gold Mining in South Africa - Reserves and Production
2.1 Reserves by Geographic Region, Grade and Country
2.2 Historic and Forecast Production
2.2.1 Historic and forecast production of selected gold mines
2.3 Active Mines
2.4 Exploration and Development Projects
2.5 Factors Affecting Demand for Gold
2.5.1 Demand from end-use sectors
3 Platinum Mining in South Africa - Reserves And Production
3.1 Reserves by Geographical Region, Grade and Country
3.2 Historic and Forecast Production
3.2.1 Historic and forecast production by selected mines
3.3 Active Mines
3.4 Exploration and Development Projects
3.5 Location of Platinum Mines in South Africa
3.6 Factors Affecting Demand for Platinum
3.6.1 Demand from end use sectors
4 Diamond Mining in South Africa - Reserves, Production And Trade
4.1 Reserves by Geographical Region, Ore Type, Grade and Country
4.2 Historic and Forecast Production
4.2.1 Historic and forecast production by selected diamond mines
4.3 Active Mines
4.4 Exploration and Development Projects
4.5 Location of Diamond Mines in South Africa
4.6 Rough Diamond Exports
5 Major Precious Metals Producers in South Africa
5.1 AngloGold Ashanti Ltd
5.2 Gold Fields Ltd
5.3 Impala Platinum Ltd
5.4 Anglo American Platinum Ltd
5.5 De Beers SA
6 Fiscal Regime
6.1 The South African Mining Industry - Governing Bodies
6.1.1 Department of Mineral Resources (DMR)
6.1.2 Department of Energy
6.1.3 National Nuclear Regulator (NNR)
6.1.4 The Mine Health and Safety Council
6.2 The South African Mining Industry - Governing Laws
6.2.1 Minerals and Petroleum Resources Development Act
6.2.2 Mineral and Energy Laws Rationalisation Act, 1994
6.2.3 Precious Metals Act, 2005
6.2.4 Nuclear Energy Act, 1999 (Act No.46 of 1999)
6.2.5 National Nuclear Regulator Act, 1999 (Act No. 47 of 1999) (NNR)
6.2.6 Mine Health and Safety Act, 1996 (Act No. 29 of 1996)
6.2.7 Diamond Export Levy (Administration) Act, 2007
6.3 The South African Mining Industry - Prospecting and Mining Rights
6.3.1 Application for a prospecting right or a mining right
6.3.2 Prospecting rights
6.3.3 Mining rights
6.4 The South African Mining Industry - Prospecting and Mining Obligations
6.4.1 Prospecting rights holders
6.4.2 Mining right holders
6.4.3 Retention right holders
6.4.4 Environmental protection and assessment
6.4.5 Issuance of a closure certificate
6.4.6 Cancellation and suspension of rights
6.5 The South African Mining Industry - Key Fiscal Terms
6.5.1 Royalties
6.5.2 Depreciation
6.5.3 Corporate tax
6.5.4 Capital Gains Tax
6.5.5 Dividend Tax
6.5.6 Real Property Tax
6.5.7 Withholding tax
6.5.8 Branch Profits Tax
6.5.9 Loss carry forward
6.5.10 Value Added Tax (VAT)
7 Appendix
7.1 Abbreviations
7.2 Bibliography
7.3 Secondary Research
7.4 Primary Research
7.5 Contact Timetric
7.6 About Timetric
7.7 Timetric's Services
7.8 Disclaimer


List of Tables
Table 1: Precious Metals Mining in South Africa - Average Gold Grades (Grams/Tonne), 2003-2013
Table 2: Precious Metals Mining in South Africa - Historic and Forecast Gold Mine Production (Thousand Ounces), 2000-2020
Table 3: Precious Metals Mining in South Africa - Historic and Forecast Gold Mine Production by Selected Mines (Thousand Ounces), 2008-2020
Table 4: Gold Mining in South Africa - Active Mines, 2015
Table 5: Gold Mining in South Africa - Exploration Projects, 2015
Table 6: Gold Mining in South Africa - Development Projects, 2015
Table 7: Precious Metals Mining in South Africa - Historic and Forecast Platinum Mine Production (Thousand Ounces), 2000-2020
Table 8: Precious Metals Mining in South Africa - Historic and Forecast Platinum Mine Production by Selected Mines (Thousand Ounces), 2008-2020
Table 9: Platinum Mining in South Africa - Active Projects, 2015
Table 10: Platinum Mining in South Africa - Exploration Projects, 2015
Table 11: Platinum Mining in South Africa - Development Projects, 2015
Table 12: Precious Metals Mining in South Africa - Global Platinum Demand by End Use (Thousand Ounces), 2014-2015f
Table 13: Diamond Mining in South Africa - Historic and Forecast Rough Diamond Production (Thousand Carats), 2000-2020
Table 14: Precious Metals Mining in South Africa - Historic and Forecast Rough Diamond Production by Selected Mines (Thousand Carats), 2008-2020
Table 15: Diamond Mining in South Africa - Active Projects, 2015
Table 16: Diamond Mining in South Africa - Exploration Projects, 2015
Table 17: Diamond Mining in South Africa - Development Projects, 2015
Table 18: Diamond Mining in South Africa - Rough Diamond Exports (Thousand Carats), 2004-2020
Table 19: Precious Metals Mining in South Africa - Comparative Analysis of Major South African Producers, 2015
Table 20: Precious Metals Mining in South Africa - AngloGold Ashanti Ltd Projects, 2015
Table 21: Precious Metals Mining in South Africa - Gold Fields Ltd Projects, 2015
Table 22: Precious Metals Mining in South Africa - Impala Platinum Ltd Projects, 2015
Table 23: Precious Metals Mining in South Africa - Anglo American Platinum Ltd Projects, 2015
Table 24: Precious Metals Mining in South Africa - De Beers SA Projects, 2015
Table 25: The Mining Industry in South Africa - Depreciation Years, 2014


List of Figures
Figure 1: Precious Metals Mining in South Africa - Global Gold Reserves by Country (%), 2014
Figure 2: Precious Metals Mining in South Africa - Average Gold Grades (Grams/Tonne), 2003-2013
Figure 3: Precious Metals Mining in South Africa - Location of Witwatersrand Basin Gold Fields
Figure 4: Precious Metals Mining in South Africa - Historic and Forecast Gold Mine Production (Thousand Ounces) vs Global Gold Prices (US$ per ounce), 2000-2020
Figure 5: Precious Metals Mining in South Africa - Historic and Forecast Gold Mine Production by Selected Mines, (Thousand Ounces), 2008-2020
Figure 6: Precious Metals Mining in South Africa - Global Demand by End Use Sectors (Thousand Ounces), 2014-2015
Figure 7: Precious Metals Mining in South Africa - Global Platinum Reserves by Country (%), 2014
Figure 8: Precious Metals Mining in South Africa - Map of the Bushveld Complex
Figure 9: Precious Metals Mining in South Africa - Historic and Forecast Platinum Mine Production vs Global Platinum Prices (US$ per ounce), 2000-2020
Figure 10: Precious Metals Mining in South Africa - Historic and Forecast Platinum Mine Production by Selected Mines, (Thousand Ounces), 2008-2020
Figure 11: Precious Metals Mining in South Africa - Location of Platinum Mines
Figure 12: Precious Metals Mining in South Africa - Platinum Demand by End-Use Sector (Thousand Ounces), 2013-2015f
Figure 13: Diamond Mining in South Africa - Global Diamond Reserves by Country (%), 2014
Figure 14: Diamond Mining in South Africa - Historic and Forecast Rough Diamond Production (Thousand Carats), 2000-2020
Figure 15: Diamond Mining in South Africa - Historic and Forecast Rough Diamond Production by Selected Mines, (Thousand Carats), 2008-2020
Figure 16: Diamond Mining in South Africa - Location of Diamond Mines
Figure 17: Diamond Mining in South Africa - Rough Diamond Exports (Thousand Carats), 2004-2020

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