Precious Metals Mining in South Africa to 2020

Precious Metals Mining in South Africa to 2020


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Executive Summary

Precious Metals Mining in South Africa to 2020

Summary

South Africa is one of the major producers and exporters of precious metals, with production of 5.7 million ounces of gold, 128.4 metric tons (t) of platinum and 7.6 million carats of diamond in 2013. The precious metals industry is a major source of revenue generation, contributing ZAR2.1 trillion (US$0.2 trillion) during 2002-2012.

Scope

The report contains an overview of South Africa's precious metals mining industry together with the key growth factors and restraints affecting the industry. Further, it provides information about reserves, production, prices, rough diamond trade, competitive landscape, and major active, exploration and development projects. Also included is the country's fiscal regime, which includes governing bodies and relevant laws, mining rights and obligations as well as key fiscal terms.

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Gain an understanding of South Africa's precious metals mining industry, the relevant drivers and restraining factors, reserves, historical and forecast production, trade and the fiscal regime.



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1 Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary 1

2 Precious Metals Mining In South Africa 7

2.1 Country Overview 7

2.2 Mining Overview 7

2.3 Precious Metal Mining in South Africa-Drivers 8

2.4 Precious Metals Mining in South Africa-Restraints 9

2.5 Upcoming Projects in the Medium Term 10

3 Gold Mining in South Africa-Reserves and Production 11

3.1 Reserves by Grades and Geographic Regions 11

3.2 Historical and Forecast Production 13

3.2.1 Total production, by region/state/basin 14

3.3 Gold Prices 14

3.4 Total Production by Major Mines 16

3.5 Total Production by Mining Method 16

3.6 Major Exploration and Development Projects 16

3.7 Demand Drivers 18

4 Platinum Mining in South Africa-Reserves and Production 19

4.1 Reserves by Grades and Geographic Regions 19

4.2 Historical and Forecast Production 20

4.2.1 Total production, by region/state/basin 21

4.3 Platinum Prices 21

4.4 Total Production by Major Mines 23

4.5 Total Production by Mining Method 24

4.6 Major Exploration and Development Projects 24

5 Diamond Mining in South Africa-Reserves, Production and Trade 26

5.1 Reserves by Grades and Geographic Regions 26

5.2 Historical and Forecast Production 26

5.2.1 Total Production, by Region/State/Basin 28

5.3 Total Production by Major Mines 29

5.4 Total Production by Mining Method 29

5.5 Major Exploration and Development Projects 30

5.6 Exports 30

6 Competitive Landscape 32

6.1 AngloGold Ashanti 32

6.2 Gold Fields Limited 33

6.3 Impala Platinum Holdings Limited (Implats) 34

6.4 Anglo American Platinum Limited 36

6.5 Lonmin Plc (Lonmin) 40

7 Fiscal Regime 42

7.1 The South African Mining Industry-Governing Bodies 42

7.1.1 Department of Mineral Resources 42

7.1.2 Department of Energy 43

7.1.3 National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) 43

7.1.4 The Mine Health and Safety Council 43

7.2 The South African Mining Industry-Governing Laws 44

7.2.1 Minerals and Petroleum Resources Development Act 44

7.2.2 Mineral and Energy Laws Rationalisation Act, 1994 44

7.2.3 Precious Metals Act, 2005 44

7.2.4 Nuclear Energy Act, 1999 (Act No.46 of 1999) 45

7.2.5 National Nuclear Regulator Act, 1999 (Act No. 47 of 1999) (NNR) 45

7.2.6 Mine Health and Safety Act, 1996 (Act No. 29 of 1996) 45

7.2.7 Diamond Export Levy (Administration) Act, 2007 45

7.3 The South African Mining Industry-Prospecting and Mining Rights 45

7.3.1 Application for a Prospecting Right or a Mining Right 45

7.3.2 Prospecting Rights 46

7.3.3 Mining Right 46

7.4 The South African Mining Industry-Prospecting and Mining Obligations 48

7.4.1 Prospecting Rights Holders 48

7.4.2 Mining Right Holders 48

7.4.3 Environmental Protection and Assessment 48

7.4.4 Issuance of a Closure Certificate 48

7.4.5 Cancellation and Suspension of Rights 49

7.5 The South African Mining Industry-Key Fiscal Terms 49

7.5.1 Royalties 49

7.5.2 Depreciation 50

7.5.3 Corporate Tax 50

7.5.4 Capital Gains Tax 50

7.5.5 Dividend Tax 50

7.5.6 Real Property Tax 50

7.5.7 Withholding Tax 50

7.5.8 Branch Profits Tax 51

7.5.9 Loss Carry Forward 51

7.5.10 Value Added Tax (VAT) 51

7.5.11 Tax Incentives 51

8 Appendix 52

8.1 What is This Report About? 52

8.2 Methodology 52

8.3 Secondary Research 52

8.4 Primary Research 52

8.5 Contact GlobalData 53

8.6 About GlobalData 53

8.7 GlobalData's Services 54

8.8 Disclaimer 56

1.2 List of Figures

Figure 1: Mining Sector's Contribution to the South African Economy, 2012 8

Figure 2: Location of Major Gold Fields in Witwatersrand Basin-South Africa 11

Figure 3: South African Gold Grades (g/t), 2003-2012 12

Figure 4: Gold Mining in South Africa-Gold Mine Production (Thousand Ounces), 2000-2020 13

Figure 5: World Nominal Gold Prices (US$/oz), January 2013-March 2014 15

Figure 6: Platinum Mining in South Africa-Location of Platinum Mines in Bushveld Complex 19

Figure 7: Platinum Mining in South Africa-Platinum Mine Production (Metric Tons), 2000-2020 20

Figure 8: World Nominal Platinum Prices-US$/oz (2013-2020) 22

Figure 9: Diamond Mining in South Africa-Rough Diamond Production (Thousand Carats), 2000-2020 27

Figure 10: Diamond Mining in South Africa-Total Rough Diamond Exports (Million Carats), 2010-2020 31

Figure 11: Precious Metals Mining in South Africa-Anglo American Platinum Operations 39

Figure 12: Precious Metals Mining in South Africa-Lonmin Plc Platinum Operations 41

1.1 List of Tables

Table 1: South African Gold Grades (g/t), 2003-2012 12

Table 2: Gold Mining in South Africa-Mine Production (Thousand Ounces), 2000-2020 14

Table 3: Gold Mining in South Africa-Major Active Mines, 2014 16

Table 4: Gold Mining in South Africa-Major Exploration Projects, 2014 17

Table 5: Gold Mining in South Africa-Major Development Projects, 2014 17

Table 6: Platinum Mining in South Africa-Platinum Mine Production (Metric Tons), 2000-2020 21

Table 7: Platinum Mining in South Africa-Major Active Mines, 2014 23

Table 8: Platinum Mining in South Africa-Major Exploration Projects, 2014 24

Table 9: Platinum Mining in South Africa-Major Development Projects, 2014 25

Table 10: Diamond Mining in South Africa-Rough Diamond Production (Thousand Carats), 2000-2020 28

Table 11: Diamond Mining in South Africa-Major Active Mines, 2014 29

Table 12: Diamond Mining in South Africa-Major Exploration Projects, 2014 30

Table 13: Diamond Mining in South Africa-Major Development Projects, 2014 30

Table 14: Diamond Mining in South Africa, Rough Diamond Exports (Million Carats), 2010-2020 31

Table 15: Precious Metals Mining in South Africa-AngloGold Ashanti, Major Projects, 2014 33

Table 16: Precious Metals Mining in South Africa-Gold Fields Limited, Major Projects, 2014 34

Table 17: Precious Metals Mining in South Africa-Impala Platinum Limited, Major Projects, 2014 35

Table 18: Precious Metals Mining in South Africa-Anglo American Platinum, Major Projects, 2014 37

Table 19: Precious Metals Mining in South Africa-Lonmic Plc, Major Projects, 2014 40

Table 20: The Mining Industry in South Africa-Depreciation Rates (%), 2014 50

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