Literature trade and the strengthening of the

Literature review

Source 1

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Lorraine Kearney

12 August 2012

Mining and minerals in South Africa

Brand south Africa

Mining and minerals in South Africa


 

19 January 2018

How important to South Africa is its
natural resource base

Summary

This article
explains how minerals in South Africa are important to the economy, and that
the mining of natural resources are used to create jobs. This article supplies
many statistics such as the production of R78 billion in salaries in mining
alone. It describes the role of beneficiation as a strategy which compliments
the mining industry as an alternative path for economic growth. The mining
industry in South Africa contributes towards the transformation in black economic
empowerment businesses and the author uses this platform to elaborate on this
political manoeuvre.

Purpose

This article
was written to inform the public of South Africa about its minerals, natural
resource base and how important it is to South Africa. The purpose was strictly
to inform the people about mineral wealth and how it contributes to the economy
and the policies that have been put in place for example, the one for acid mine
drainage.

Value

In
describing and statistically showing the true financial outlay in mining via
trade and the strengthening of the rand, this article was valuable to embark on
the study question. The inclusion of financial facts, political manoeuvres and
the explanation of minerals as a major factor in South Africa’s resource base
will be most useful to the research task.

 

Reliability

The
reliability of this source is satisfactory as it was written by Lorraine Kearney,
who works for Brand South Africa, which is a reputable mining posting site and
this gives its content sufficient credibility to design a basis for this
project. Further confirmation of cited facts and figures should add credence to
this article.

Limitations

The limitations
are that this article only looks at minerals- where South Africa has many other
resources. It only basically looks at trade and employment which does not
render it fully useful. The limitations of reading this full report to gain a
better background are that it is too time consuming and the information that
the source gave was only partially useful in answering the question. Other
factors such as social issues, political unrest and even natural disasters may
have a bearing on the resource use in South Africa.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source 2

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Diamonds

Chamber of mines

http://www.chamberofmines.org.za/sa-mining/diamonds

20 January 2018
 
 

The historical development of DIAMOND
MINING IN Gauteng

Summary

This article
is written to explain how the Chamber of Mines shows the development of diamond
mining in Gauteng. The first diamond was found in 1869, in what today, is known
as Kimberley. Natural diamonds were formed 3.3 billion years ago in
environments of intense heat and pressure 150km below the earth’s surface. The
primary sources of diamonds in South Africa are kimberlites and these diamonds
were formed by vertically dipping volcanic pipes. The Premier mine’s volcanic
pipe was found near Pretoria. This article shows the development of diamond
mining in South Africa.  The author uses
this platform to explain to the reader, how diamonds are formed.

Purpose 

This article
was written to inform the public of South Africa about the development of
diamond mining in Gauteng; the purpose was firmly to inform the people about
how diamonds are formed and what kind of diamonds are found in South Africa,
e.g. kimberlites.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Value

This article
informs the public of how diamonds in South Africa are formed which is
important, as diamonds are a natural resource and is one of South Africa’s most
valuable resources. In 2014 they mined and produced products to the amount of 8.12
million diamond carats. Diamonds can be used for industrial equipment and that
adds a huge significance as to why it is important to know how they are formed
and their history. This article was valuable to embark on the study question.
The addition of facts like how diamonds are formed and what kind of diamonds
you get in South Africa will be most useful to the research task.

Reliability

The
reliability of this source is pleasing as it was written by the Chamber Mines
which is a mining organisation in South Africa which promotes mining. Therefore
the content has valid reliability to design a basis for this project. Further
confirmation of cited facts and figures should add assurance to this article.

Limitations

The
limitations are that the author and the date it was published was not given and
it only looks at how diamonds in South Africa are developed but does not give
enough information about it, and therefore does not render it fully beneficial.
The limitations of reading this full report to gain a better background are
that it was brief and didn’t give enough information; therefore the information
that the source gave was only somewhat useful to answering the question. Other
factors like natural disasters may have a negative bearing on the resource use
of South Africa.

 

 

 

 

Source 3

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Dr Selma Karuaihe

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The state of the economy: City of
Johannesburg

Human sciences resource council (HSRC)

http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/hsrc-review-january-2015/state-of-economy-city-of-jhb

23 January 2018

 Any
relevant strides or impacts of the industrial sectors in Gauteng.

Summary

This article
is written to explain how the state of the economy of Johannesburg is a key
contributor to the Gauteng and South African economy and that its economic
growth rate is relatively superior to the national and provincial level. This
article supplies many statistics such as economic growth. Gauteng also has a high
gross value rate which contributes to the South African economy. The author
uses this platform to elucidate on the economy of Gauteng and how it helps the
economic growth of South Africa.

Purpose

This article
was written to inform the public of South Africa about the strides and impacts
which Gauteng has on the economy of South Africa, the purpose was sternly to
focus on the economy of Gauteng and how its economy contributes to the South
African economy and economic growth.

Value

In
describing and statistically showing the true financial outlay in the
industrial economy of Gauteng it explains how this economy is important to the South
African economy as the industrial side creates jobs and brings money in to the economy;
it also lessens the crime rate in Johannesburg. This article was valuable to
embark on the study question. The presence of financial facts will be most
useful to the research task.

 

 

Reliability

The
reliability of this article is acceptable, it is written by the Human Sciences Resource
council (HSRC) which is a research organisation that promotes research of
developmental issues in South Africa to the public. This content has adequate reliability
to design a basis for this project. Further confirmation of cited facts and
figures should add credibility to this article.

Limitations

The
limitations are that it only looks at the economy of Gauteng where there are
other areas in Gauteng that could be researched that also impact the industrial
sector. Another limitation is that the date it was published was not provided
and the article was long and had a lot of useless information which does not
render it fully useful, The limitations of reading this full report to gain a
better background are that it is too time consuming and the information that
the source gave was only partially useful to answering the question. Other
factors such as social issues, political unrest, may have a bearing on the industrial
usage and economy of Gauteng.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source 4

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Garyn Rapson

8 JANUARY 2018

Water supply – converting a potential
crisis into opportunity

Mining review Africa

Water supply – converting a potential crisis into opportunity

23 January 2018

Factors that promote industrial
action

Summary

This article
is written to explain the crisis of water supply in South Africa e.g. Cape Town,
and what can be done to resolve the issue of the problem caused by  acid mine drainage and making clean reusable
water. It also explains what strategies can be used to resolve the issue. It
creates job opportunities and potential growth in certain sectors of South
Africa.

Purpose

This article
was written to inform the public of South Africa about the potential water
crises in South Africa e.g. Cape Town. Its original purpose was to inform the
people about the water crisis and what strategies could be put in place to
resolve the problem.

Value

This informs
the public of South Africa about how serious this crisis is and that something
needs to be done as water is the most important natural resource and that
little can be done without it. It is a life giving force.

Reliability

The
reliability of this source was informative as it was written by Garyn Rapson
for Mining Review Africa, which is a site that covers all the breaking news from
across Africa’s mining sector.

 

 

Limitations

The
limitations are that the author and date it was published was not given and that
it only looks at the water crisis and what could be done but it doesn’t give
enough detail on resolving the issue and it also doesn’t mention the crisis South
Africa is experiencing now, in 2018, but it mentions the crisis that may arise.
The article was also very short and didn’t go into greater detail and therefore
it does not render it fully useful. The limitations of reading this full report
to gain a better background are that it is too short and the information that
the article gave was only partially useful to answering the question.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source 5

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Unknown

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Blood diamonds exposé

Brilliant earth

https://www.brilliantearth.com/blood-diamond/

30 January 2018

 BLOOD DIAMONDS

Summary

This article
is written to explain how many diamonds have their histories tied to violence
and human suffering, and that people must avoid buying blood diamonds. This
article mentions the forced labour that comes with blood diamonds and it also mentions
the history of blood diamonds. The author uses this platform to elaborate on this
seriousness of this issue.

Purpose

This article
was written to inform the public about blood diamonds and the violence that
comes from buying them. The purpose was strictly to inform the public about blood
diamonds and the issues that arise from it, like human trafficking.

Value

This article
informs the public the horrific events that take place due to the mining of blood
diamonds. This article was valuable to embark on the study question. The
presence of blood diamond facts will be most useful to the research task.

Reliability

The
reliability of this article is suitable as it is written by Brilliant Earth, and
they are an organisation that is passionate about improving harmful industry
practices to create a brighter future. This content has adequate reliability to design a basis for
this project. Further confirmation of cited facts and figures should add
credibility to this article.

 

Limitations

The
limitations are that this article only looks at what’s happening due to the mining
and selling of blood diamonds but it doesn’t look at what can be done to stop
the violent actions associated with them. It looks fundamentally at blood
diamonds and the issues that are brought about by blood diamonds which does not
render it fully useful. The limitations of reading this full report to gain a
better background are that it is too time consuming and the information that
the source gave was only partially useful to answering the question. Other
factors such as social issues, human trafficking may have a bearing on the
blood diamond industry.