Lo­cal chall en­ges

Finweek English Edition - - COVER -

For South African i nvestors in min­ing as­sets there are, of course, ad­di­tional head­winds con­nected with the coun­try’s reg­u­la­tory, po­lit­i­cal and so­cial and labour com­plex­i­ties, which add to the macroe­co­nomic prob­lems aff lict­ing the min­ing sec­tor at large.

Al­lan Cooke, a pre­cious met­als an­a­lyst for JP Mor­gan, was wither­ing in his as­sess­ment of the ‘chal­lenges’ af­fect­ing SA’s pre­cious met­als in­dus­try. In a note pub­lished on 26 Jan­uary, he said that the key risks of op­er­at­ing in SA in­cluded “...a diff icult labour cli­mate, po­ten­tially frac­tious wage

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