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pros and cons of coal mining on south african economy

The presence of coal mining supports economies in many ways At the most basic level coal mining provides employment for local communities In South Africa the coal industry totals more than 12 of the mining workforce – more than 65000 workers – and it is estimated that more than US1 billion in wages are paid to its workforce each year

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    Although the current contribution of the coal value chain to the South African economyin terms of employment income energy supply and contribution to GDP coupled with South Africa’s significant coal resourcesdemonstrates a strong potential for continued economic benefit and energy

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    What are some pros and cons of mining Socratic

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  • Why mining is important in South Africa  Socratic

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    May 30 2016 · Mining accounts for up to 60 of South Africas exports which is vital for bringing in cash into the country The minerals it exports are vital to the economies of the world for manufacturing South Africa is one of the worlds leading mining and mineralprocessing countries Though minings contribution to the national GDP has fallen from 21 in 1970 to 6 in 2011 it still represents almost

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  • Advantages and disadvantages of nationalising mines

    Advantages and disadvantages of nationalising mines

    The mining sector after nationalisation could take a very long time to boast a profit Resources are scarce therefore during this time resources may become depleted resulting in huge losses for the South African economy There are very large and vast costs that government would have to encounter if the mines of the country are nationalised

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  • What Are the Disadvantages of Mining

    What Are the Disadvantages of Mining

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    Jul 17 2017 · With the economic significance of this sector affected by the economic benefits of mining an economist always considers which significant decisions of the sector can positively impact the economy and highlight the industry’s importance hence the need for learning what the economic benefits of mining are Some of these benefits include

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  • Why Invest in South Africa

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    Over the past few years South African mining houses have transformed into large focused mining companies that include Anglo Platinum Anglogold De Beers Implats and Iscor South Africa is the worlds largest producer of gold after China and platinum

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  • Sanctions and the South African economy  ODI

    Sanctions and the South African economy ODI

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    This chapter provides background information on the exploration mining and processing of mineral commodities This is followed by a brief overview of the current state of technology in these fields The role of research and development in improving technology and thus in offsetting the adverse

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    Nov 12 2012 · Coal Mining in South Africa – Overview – – the global A profile of Coal Mining in South Africa with directories of companies people industry sectors projects facilities news and events »More detailed

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    Mining in South Africa ProjectsIQ

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    Coal and the South African economy n In South Africa the coal industry is second only to the gold industry More than this South Africa is one of the worlds top coal exporters and also one of the top producers Of the coal that is produced most is used locally to produce electricity and the rest is used in industry and domestically

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