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South Africa Mining Industry Data Report,2019
Overall, the growth of the mining sector in Africa has been relatively stable since 2013. However, the South African mining industry still faces challenges such as high input costs, environmental, health and safety regulatory constraints, exchange rate fluctuations and inefficient logistics.
Nevertheless, South Africa is rich in mineral resources, accounting for about 50 percent of Africa's total, one of the world's top five mining countries and a net exporter of mining technology. It is a major supplier of platinum group metals (PGM), coal, iron, manganese, chromium, and nickel.
The Best Prospect of the South African Mining Subsector
South Africa's mining industry is well developed and has a number of world-class super-mining companies, especially in deep-well technology, with the world's advanced level. The potential areas of China's investment in the South African mining sector include:
Material extraction and treatment technology
The South African government has planned a 2200-mile railway line, three new ports and a large handling infrastructure at other ports. It is essential to improve the efficiency of the material handling system in the ore outlet.
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