South Africa Gold Mining to 2024 – Updated with Impact of COVID-19

South African gold mine production continues to experience the severe downtrend, primarily due to rising mining costs, union strikes and power disruptions. In 2020, the country’s gold production is expected to decline by a substantial 10.9%, to reach 3.2moz, due to temporary suspensions of operations, during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, along with rising mining costs in the country. Looking ahead, South African gold mine production over the forecast period (2021-2024) is expected to remain flat, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of just 0.6%.

Scope

The report contains an overview of South African gold mining industry including key demand driving factors affecting the South African gold mining industry. It provides detailed information on reserves, reserves by country, production, production by company, major operating mines, major exploration and development projects, demand and trade.

Reasons to buy

To gain an understanding of the South African gold mining industry, including relevant drivers and the impact of COVID-19

To understand historical and forecast trends in South African gold production, and trade

To gain an overview of the global gold demand

To identify the key players in the South African mining industry

To gain a complete view of all major active, exploration and development projects

Companies mentioned

Harmony Gold Mining Company Ltd, Sibanye-Stillwater, Gold Fields, Pan African Resources, DRDGOL, and Anglo American Platinum

Table of Contents

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List of Figures

List of Tables

1. Executive Summary

2. Reserves, Production and Prices

2.1 Gold Reserves by Country

2.2 Gold Production

– Production by Company

2.3 Gold Prices

3. Gold Assets

3.1 Active Mines

3.2 Exploration Projects

3.3 Development Projects

4. Demand

5. Major Gold Producers

5.1 Harmony Gold Mining Co. Ltd

5.2 Sibanye Stillwater Ltd

5.3 Gold Fields Ltd

5.4 Pan African Resources Plc

5.5 DRDGOLD Ltd

5.6 Anglo American Platinum Ltd

6. Fiscal regime

6.1 Governing Bodies

– Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE)

6.2 Laws, Licenses, and Permits

– Minerals and Petroleum Resources Development Act

– Mineral and Petroleum Resources Royalty Act

– Precious Metals Act

– Precious Metals Licenses and Permits

– Nuclear Energy Act

– National Nuclear Regulatory Act

– Mine Health and Safety Act

– Diamond Export Levy (Administration) Act

– Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Amendment Act

6.3 Prospecting and Mining Rights

– Application for a Prospecting Right or a Mining Right

– Prospecting Right

– Mining Right

6.4 Prospecting and Mining Obligations

– Prospecting Rights Holders

– Mining Right Holders

– Retention Right Holders

– Environmental Protection and Assessment

– Issuance of a Closure Certificate

– Cancellation and Suspension of Rights

6.5 Taxes and Royalties

– Royalties

– Depreciation

– Corporate Income Tax (CIT)

– Withholding Tax

– Value-Added Tax (VAT)

– Diamond Export Levy

– Carbon Tax

7. Appendix

7.1 Abbreviations

7.2 Methodology

7.3 Coverage

7.4 Secondary Research

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List of Tables

Table 1: South Africa Gold Mining – Gold Reserves by Country (Tonnes), January 2020

Table 2: South Africa Gold Mining – Top Active Mines in South Africa by Total Ore Reserves (Million Tonnes), 2020

Table 3: South Africa Gold Mining – Historical and Forecast Gold Mine Production (Thousand Ounces), 2004-2024

Table 4: South Africa Gold Mining – Gold Prices, Quarterly (US$/Ounce), 2014-2020

Table 5: South Africa Gold Mining – Active Mines, 2020

Table 6: South Africa Gold Mining – Exploration Projects, 2020

Table 7: South Africa Gold Mining – Development Projects, 2020

Table 8: South Africa Gold Mining – Harmony Gold Mining Co. Ltd, Major Projects, 2020

Table 9: South Africa Gold Mining – Sibanye Stillwater Ltd, Major Projects, 2020

Table 10: South Africa Gold Mining – Gold Fields Ltd, Major Projects, 2020

Table 11: South Africa Gold Mining – Pan African Resources Plc, Major Projects, 2020

Table 12: South Africa Gold Mining – DRDGOLD Ltd, Major Projects, 2020

Table 13: South Africa Gold Mining – Anglo American Platinum Ltd, Major Projects, 2020

Table 14: South Africa’s Mining Fiscal Regime – DMRE Programmes, 2020

Table 15: South Africa’s Mining Fiscal Regime – MHSC Committees, 2020

Table 16: South Africa’s Mining Fiscal Regime – Depreciation Write-off Period (Years), 2020

List of Figures

Figure 1: South Africa Gold Mining – Gold Reserves by Country (Thousand Tonnes), 2016 – 2020

Figure 2: South Africa Gold Mining – Gold Reserves by Country (%), January 2020

Figure 3: South Africa Gold Mining – Historic and Forecast Gold Mine Production (Thousand Ounces), 2004-2024

Figure 4: South Africa Gold Mining – Gold Mine Production by Company (Thousand Ounces), 2018-2019

Figure 5: South Africa Gold Mining – World Gold Prices, Quarterly (US$/Ounce), 2014-2020

Figure 6: South Africa Gold Mining – Global Gold Demand by End Use (Tonnes), 2010-2019

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