There’s new leadership at South Africa’s Department of Mineral Resources, while the industry moves towards seeking a closer relationship with government to clarify regulatory issues.
While there has been an upturn across the sector, regulatory issues need to be resolved in some jurisdictions.
It’s still early days but after 2016’s commodity price rallies, a recovery could be gathering pace.
The majors have restructured and unwound debt, leaving them
ready for an upturn.
In South Africa’s mining industry, restructuring has been on the agenda of major companies, while some are also on the acquisition trail.