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Sector Description
South Africa holds the world’s largest reserves of gold (35%), platinum group metals (55.7%), manganese ore (80%) chrome ore (68.3%) titanium metals (21%). It also produces a large share of the world’s diamonds and mineral deposits. Lucrative opportunities exist for downstream processing and value adding of iron, carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminium, platinum group metals and gold. Beneficiation of minerals before export is a major growth area. The Department of Minerals and Energy has embarked on a small-scale mining programme aimed at encouraging and facilitating the development of economically viable small-scale mining and mineral-based industries, in line with the government's desire that small miners gain access to mineral rights suited to small mining activity. Relationships between individual mining companies and the controlling mining houses are being reevaluated. Mergers, restructuring and unbundlings have created much optimism for the industry in recent years, driven by the need to develop black ownership, to expand abroad and by a languishing gold price.
Company NameLatest Year EndHome CountryReporting currency
African Rainbow Minerals 2023/06/30 South Africa ZAR
Anglo American Platinum 2023/12/31 South Africa ZAR
Anglo American plc 2023/12/31 United Kingdom USD
AngloGold Ashanti 2023/12/31 South Africa USD
Assore limited 2019/06/30 South Africa ZAR
BHP Billiton 2023/06/30 United Kingdom USD
De Beers Family of Companies 2012/12/31 South Africa USD
Exxaro 2023/12/31 South Africa ZAR
Glencore Xstrata 2023/12/31 Switzerland USD
Gold Fields 2023/12/31 South Africa USD
Harmony Gold 2023/06/30 South Africa ZAR
Impala Platinum 2023/06/30 South Africa ZAR
Kumba Iron Ore Limited 2023/12/31 South Africa ZAR
Lonmin plc 2017/09/30 South Africa USD
Petra Diamonds 2023/06/30 Jersey USD
Sibanye Gold 2022/12/31 South Africa ZAR
Trans Hex 2019/03/31 South Africa ZAR
Xstrata 2012/12/31 Switzerland USD