Seven (7) roles of gold mining in South Africa.

Mining is the act, process or industry of extracting ores, coal and other minerals from mines.
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The following are roles of gold mining in South Africa:

  • It has stimulated the development of transport and communication system like railways lines, roads, airways and seaport that encourage export of goods.
  • It has created employment opportunities not only to peoples of South Africa but also from neighboring countries like Malawi, Zimbabwe and Mozambique who go there as migrant laborers.
  • It has stimulated the development of towns like Johannesburg as mining and business centre of Transvaal

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  • It has contributed to generation of the government revenue and capital to be invested for further economic development
  • It has stimulated the development of industries in the country and other mining activities like uranium and platinum mining
  • It has improved standard of living of south African through providing fund to improve social services like education, health services and power supply
  • It has earned South Africa an international reputation as world’s leading gold producer

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