Infographic: South Africa’s heavyweight mining industry

South Africa is one of the most resource-rich countries in the world, with a wealth of mineral reserves under the ground. As the 2016 Investing in African Mining Indaba draws to a close, we bring you the facts and figures about our globally significant mining industry.

Design by Sandile Khumalo, words by Mary Alexander

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Sources: South Africa Yearbook 2014/15, Statistics South Africa (Bulletin of Statistics December 2015; Mining Production and Sales November 2015)