The situation of mining in South Africa calls for concerns due to increase in organised crime, copper theft, decrease in the quality of public services and the ongoing load-shedding.

South Africa is currently ranked among the bottom ten global mining jurisdiction. The ranking was conveyed in Fraser Institute’s Annual Survey of Mining Companies for the year 2022. The fall of South Africa in the rankingwas caused by  the ongoing copper theft amongst other issues.

According to miners, increase in organised crime in the country alongside the decline in the quality of South Africa’s public service is a major causal factor responsible for South Africa’s fall in the ranking.

Hence, there is need to turn to self-generation projects to help the nation reduce its dependence on Eskom and curtail it’s carbon footprint. South Africa’s PGM’s operation has been put under immense strain by load shedding and curtailment, however, the company was willing to continue in the country.

Gabriel Eleojo Umoru
Gabriel Eleojo Umoru
I'm Gabriel Eleojo Umoru, a graduate of Mass Communication from Prince Abubakar Audu University (formerly Kogi State University Anyigba, Kogi State). My hobbies include writing, surfing the internet and listening to music. I'm into voice editing and project management. I also help people out in their research projects.

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