SA mining showing ‘steady improvement’, but concerns linger

It was a mixed bag for the South African mining sector in the South African mining sector, with announcements of renewed investment and newly commissioned operations interspersed with announcements of retrenchments and divestments. This dichotomy is underlined by Eversheds Sutherland partner and mining head Warren Beech, who notes that  while some commodities, such as gold, palladium and rhodium performed, the sector, as a whole, did not perform well in 2019 and, because of its role in the South African economy, has had an adverse effect on most other economic sectors.