The government has confirmed thousands of mining rights; prospecting rights; permits; license renewals and ownership transfers are backlogged.
"I invite the investors to partner with us as we work to place South Africa's mining and energy sectors on an upward trend."
Gold production in West Africa’s leading markets – Ghana, Burkina Faso and Mali – is expected to increase by 2.7% in 2021 to 8 Moz
The report takes a look at what the mining sector is doing right and what needs to improve, as well as offering best-practice examples.
The South African mining sector has remained resilient amid the COVID-19 pandemic.