The mining industry, the bedrock upon which the country was built, is going through something like an existential crisis. (Picture: Shutterstock)
Johannesburg - Gold output fell by 21.2% in volume terms in
December, while total mineral production fell 7.5% compared with the same month
last year, data showed on Thursday.
Production of non-gold minerals was 5% lower, Statistics
South Africa said. Production of platinum group metals plunged 23.2% in
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