Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/zpkflj/south_africa) has announced the addition of GlobalData's new report "South Africa Mining Industry - Labor Unrest to Hamper Productivity" to their offering.
Given its central role as the largest mineral rich country in Africa, labor unrest could have a substantial impact upon South Africa's mining industry. The mining industry has played an important role in overall economic development. Some issues affecting the booming mining industry include the exploitation of local workers by foreign companies, Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) regulation, and uncertain policies relating to nationalization.
Labor unrest, work stoppages and violent incidents are among the major challenges facing the South African mining industry. The mining sector is dealing with the strikes and protests of recent years, which have resulted in a number of deaths, reduced output for a number of major mining assets, and work stoppages.
The mining industry in the country is counted as a key industry in terms of domestic job creation, and the productivity of the South African mining industry is largely attributed to mine workers, and is affected whenever there is a strike or mass absenteeism of workers, as occurred earlier this year.
- The report provides a brief review of labor unrest in the South African mining industry and its possible impact on the sector.
- It also throws light on the impact on foreign investments in the country, the lack of policy directives with respect to labor issues and how South African labor unrest is indirectly benefiting neighboring countries.
- The report details labor force per key commodities and also provides a brief on the effects of labor disruption on key commodities such as platinum and gold along with an analysis of losses in terms of days lost, working hours lost and time-loss ratio.
Reasons to buy
- Obtain an understanding of the effects of labor unrest in the South African mining industry on its foreign investments and its competitiveness compared to neighboring countries
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