The mining sector continues to take strain. Statistics SA data shows mining production decreased by 1.1% year-on-year in March.
ANC’s Enoch Godongwana says revised manufacturing incentive packages, a supportive trade policy and cutting administrative cost will go a long way in supporting growth in the manufacturing sector.
Nigeria has suspended mining in the restive north-western state of Zamfara, a presidential aide and the police chief said on Sunday, amid concerns that illegal miners were connected to a surge in banditry.
Residents of Phola in Emalahleni, Mpumalanga are accusing the local mines of causing cracks into their houses when blasting.
The Minerals Council has warned that gold and platinum mines in the country could shed around 90 000 jobs in the next three years due to above-inflation electricity increases adding to already soaring operation costs.