Craig Brewer, Co-head for Banking at ABSA, explains the possible implications for the South African gold sector following recent mergers and challenges that lie ahead for investment in the sector.

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Another key focus on the gold sector is the nearly four-month-long strike at Sibanye-Stillwater’s gold division has resulted in gold production in December plunging to its worst level since October 2012.

Data from StatsSA indicated that gold output tanked by 31% y-o-y in December 2018.