GOLD IN SOUTH AFRICA South Africa is a country of many good things. Gold is one of those things. South Africa is regarded as the world largest producer of gold. This makes South Africa a very fertile and important country in the world. South Africa is also the important exporter of other raw materials. As we all know that from 2004, gold increased by 58% which is very good for the country.
Gold has played a big role in benefiting the economy of South Africa for the past 120 years In this South Africa there are different cities known for different significances. Gold mining has made certain cities be recognized.
These are the cities where gold is mined. We mention cities like Johannesburg, Benoni, Wit bank, etc. But it is a known fact that gold is mainly in Johannesburg. Now here comes the situation of mining. Many rich South African people are rich because of gold. You can appreciate the importance of gold in any way you like but what matters is how is that gold found? It is found in the mines and in the mines there are miners. Mines conditions are almost similar for all the mines.
South African mines have been having a poor safety record. This led into many accidents reported in the mines. But all in all they’re trying by all means to improve safety in South African mines. These mines are also very deep in length. They are about 4 kilometers long. The most challenging part in mines is gold extraction. Gold is hardly extracted from its ore. About 5 parts for I million of ore are gold. Don’t you think that’s hard enough? That’s one of the reasons why miners strike a lot.