There are nearly 300 active mines in the North West and the sector contributes 31,3% of regional gross domestic product. A large number of families rely on the income earned on mines, with about 18% of total employment in the province coming from mining. The North West Province is aligned with the
The North West Province is aligned with the Western Limb of the Bushveld Igneous Complex, a remarkably rich mineral formation. Mines in the province produce 50% of the platinum produced in the world, and 65% of South Africa’s platinum group metals.
Rustenburg is a shallow to intermediate level PGM mining, surface sources and concentrators located on the Western Limb of the Bushveld Complex, northeast of the town of Rustenburg in the North West Province of South Africa, some 120 km north-west of Johannesburg. As at 31 December 2018, Rustenburg had (including tailings) 17.07 million oz of
Phoenix Platinum Project includes the production of platinum group metals (PGMs) from mines located in the Northwest province of South Africa. Modikwa Platinum Mine, South Africa. The Modikwa platinum mine lies along the border between the Mpumalanga and Limpopo provinces, around 15km north-west of Burgersfort.
Platinum-Mining and the Bafokeng in South Africa’s North West Province, 1965–1999* ANDREW MANSON and BERNARD MBENGA (University of the North West) The Bafokeng are a Setswana-speaking community long settled near present-day Rusten-burg. This article focuses on their protracted legal battle with Impala Platinum in recent
Brits is a large town situated in a fertile, citrus, vegetable and grain-producing area that is irrigated by the waters of the Hartbeespoort Dam in North West Province of South Africa. It is close to the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality in Gauteng, which includes Pretoria, and it has the same dialling code as Pretoria. In addition to
Pilanesberg platinum mines, Bojanala Platinum District, North West, South Africa : Owned by Sedibelo Platinum mines, previously known as Platmin Limited until name change in December 2013 and is a joint venture with Bakgatla Pallinghurst. Open-cast mining operations began December
North West, strategically located between Botswana in the west and the economic powerhouse of Gauteng in the east, is known as the Platinum Province for the wealth of the metal it has underground. It also offers a sophisticated tourist industry and agricultural abundance. Grader at work at a platinum mine outside Rustenburg in North West.
At the apex was the Marikana Massacre in August 2012: members of the South African Police Service opened fire on striking mine workers at the Lonmin Mine, North West Province, a massacre which left 44 people dead and many others injured (Chinguno, 2013).
Aug 12, 2016· The picture from other platinum producers is that operating in the North West province, especially near Rustenburg, is currently more difficult than usual; certainly more complex. “The mine is a convenient outlet for grievances,” said Jean Nel, CEO of Sibanye Gold’s platinum group metal division.
Rustenburg is one of the oldest towns in the North West province, it was founded in 1851 by Boers (the Dutch and Huguenot population that settled in southern Africa since the late 17th century). In the area around the city are the two largest platinum mines in the world.
Objectives: The purpose of this study was to investigate knowledge retention strategies in a platinum mine in the North West Province of South Africa. Method: The study used qualitative research approach. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews and document analysis.
Anglo Platinum has 20 operating concentrators sited around the Eastern, Northern and Western limbs of the Bushveld complex. The concentrators treat mainly Merensky and UG-2 ores, with Potgietersrust (PPL, Sandsloot) and PPRust North being the only two plants designed to treat the Platreef ore.
The project is located on the western limb of the Bushveld Complex in South Africa’s North West Province, around the Pilanesberg intrusion and next to Barrick’s Sedibelo project, which is estimated to contain about 90% of the world’s platinum resources and around 80% of its chrome.
Indeed, the scale of platinum mining activities planned for the future could make Limpopo the richest province in South Africa. In the North West province, too, mining is responsible for more than a third of the region’s gross domestic product, with the Rustenburg and Brits districts in particular producing more platinum than any other area