the gdp of south africa contracted in the first quarter of 2014, pulled down by the steepest drop in mining production 25% of which 19% was directly attributable to the strike in 50 years. it was the first contraction since 2009. fitch ratings downgraded its outlook on south africa to 'negative' from 'stable'.
the soutpansberg, formerly zoutpansberg meaning 'salt pan mountain' in afrikaans, is a range of mountains in far northern south africa.it is located in vhembe district, limpopo.it is named for the salt pan venda: letshoyang, or 'place of salt' located at its western end. the mountain range reaches the opposite extremity in the matikwa nature reserve, some 107 kilometres 66 mi due east.
african potash is a mining company, focused on building a platform for the mining, production and distribution of fertiliser. its operations are primarily focussed on potash assets within the african continent. it has a market capitalisation of approximately £0.9 m as of 20 april 2017.
this list of deepest mines includes operational and non-operational mines that are at least 2,212 m 7,257 ft , which is the depth of veryovkina cave, the deepest known natural cave in the world. the depth measurements in this list represent the difference in elevation from the entrance of the mine to the deepest excavated point.
the hajar are extensively grazed by domestic goats, camels and donkeys and the landscape has been cleared in parts for urban areas and for mining, which has damaged both vegetation and water supplies and uprooted traditional rural land management behaviours. poaching of wildlife is another issue. the oman government has created the wadi sareen .
the african exploration mining and finance corporation aemfc is a state-controlled mining business in south africa.. the aemfc was launched by jacob zuma, the former president of south africa, prompting concerns that the state might attempt to nationalise parts of the mining industry.. first established in 1944, it lay dormant for years, before beginning activities in 2007.
the mining district is about 15 by 3 kilometres 9.3 mi × 1.9 mi and the copper-bearing beds lie at a depth between 980 and 1,580 metres 3,220 and 5,180 ft . the kupferschiefer contains up to 3% copper, 10 ppm of platina and up to 3000 ppm gold.
the namib desert is an important location for the mining of tungsten, salt and diamonds. several rivers and streams run through the namib, although all of the rivers south of the cunene river and north of the orange river are ephemeral and rarely or never reach the ocean.
lygodactylus williamsi is a critically endangered species of lizards, endemic to a small area of tanzania.common names include turquoise dwarf gecko, william's dwarf gecko, or, in the pet trade, electric blue gecko.. illegal wild-caught specimens are widely sold in the pet trade, often misdescribed as captive-bred.
the company, anglo-transvaal consolidated investment company limited, was formed in johannesburg, south africa in june 1933.: 48 it was the creation of mining engineer a.s. bob hersov, stockbroker simeon slip g. menell and norbert s. erleigh with the purpose of reopening closed mines after the price of gold rose.
hazel crane 1951 – 10 november 2003 was a prominent socialite, businesswoman and posthumous memoirist in south africa. she was assassinated on 10 november 2003 near her mansion home in the plush northern johannesburg suburb of abbotsford, the same suburb where controversial mining magnate brett kebble was murdered later in 2005.
hernán cortés de monroy y pizarro altamirano, 1st marquess of the valley of oaxaca / k ɔːr ˈ t ɛ s /; spanish: eɾˈnaŋ koɾˈtes ðe monˈroj i piˈθaro ; 1485 – december 2, 1547 was a spanish conquistador who led an expedition that caused the fall of the aztec empire and brought large portions of what is now mainland mexico under the rule of the king of castile in the early 16th .
gencor ltd was a south african based mining company. it was formed in 1980 after the merger of the general mining and finance corporation and the union corporation. parts of the company are now owned by gold fields and bhp. history. gencor has its origins as the general mining and finance corporation gmfc formed in johannesburg in december 1895.