Changes to how companies operate are the only way the industry will survive, conference hears
The level of beneficiation in South Africa is low despite the country leading in platinum group metals production
Government leaders and mining bosses at conference try to find solutions to a multitude of challenges
The ANC has become bold on policy recently, detailing the mining sectors in which it aims to increase the role of the state.
SA's mining industry could see sustained job losses over the next 10 to 20 years as greater mechanisation and new mining techniques are introduced.
The jobs on the line in Anglo American's plan to bring profits back to its SA operations are just the first of many the sector is about to bleed.
Mamphela Ramphele has warned unrest in the mining and agricultural sectors would continue if efforts were not made to change the industries' dynamics.
Anglo American Platinum outgoing head Cynthia Carroll has told the mining indaba delegation that South Africa was at a pivotal moment.
The mines minister has told delegates at the mining indaba that the ANC and government are not interested in making mine nationalisation policy.