the mineral revolution is a term used by historians to refer to the rapid industrialisation and economic changes which occurred in south africa from the 1870s onwards. the mineral revolution was largely driven by the need to create a permanent workforce to work in the mining industry, and saw south africa transformed from a patchwork of agrarian states to a unified, industrial nation.
acacia mining formerly african barrick gold plc is a gold mining business operating in tanzania, with exploration properties in kenya, burkina faso and mali.it is listed on the london stock exchange and the dar es salaam stock exchange and is a constituent of the ftse 250 index until it was re-acquired by barrick gold in september 2019.
the nuclear fuels corporation of south africa nufcor started processing uranium as a by-product of gold mining in 1967. most of the uranium produced as a by-product of gold mining is concentrated in the golf fields of the witwatersrand area. uranium is more easily and readily available than gold in south africa.
sibanye-stillwater is the largest individual producer of gold from south africa and is one of 10 largest gold producers globally. citation needed sibanye-stillwater is also the third largest producer of palladium and platinum.following the proposed acquisition of lonmin, it will further increase its production of palladium and platinum.
the tautona mine or western deep no.3 shaft, is a gold mine in south africa. at approximately 3.9 kilometers 2.4 mi deep, it is home to the world's deepest mining operations, rivalled only by the mponeng gold mine. the mine is one of the three western deep levels mines of the west wits gold field west of johannesburg.
supplier of electrical, lighting and related industrial products to a wide range of customers and market segments across south and sub-saharan africa arbhold.co.za: acl arcelormittal south africa limited: the largest steel producer on the african continent arcelormittalsa.com: ard ardor sa limited
in fact south africa has the highest mining cash costs among all major producing regions. notable south african gold companies include: anglogold ashanti - world's 3rd biggest gold producer but has very high cash costs per ounce at 3.944 million ounces in 2012. anglogold is also south africa's largest producer of uranium 1.46 million pounds .