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 Wild Coast belongs to future generations and should not be mined if its fragile ecosystem will be damaged, said Susan Shabangu.
Bribery, intimidation and a lack of cooperation are some of the challenges the government has faced during licence audits.
In environmentally sensitive areas politically connected companies seek to cash in on the country's coal resources, writes Yolandi Groenewald.