7 advantages of gold mining in South Africa




Mining is the act, process, or industry of extracting ores, coal, and other minerals from mines.

The following are advantages 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
  • 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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