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Analysis

Reforms and restarts: an overview of South African mining

South Africa’s mining industry is of critical importance to the country, comprising 6.8% of its economy and providing more than R300bn to its GDP in 2017 – yet it remains one of South Africa’s most dangerous sectors. The death count in South African mines has reached 29 in the first five months of this year alone, and 2017 saw the number of fatalities increase for the first time in nine years.

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