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cape town south africa -- parents in south africa have been reunited with their daughter -- 17 years after the baby was kidnapped.cbs newsmining and minerals in south africawith south africa’s economy built on gold and diamond mining the sector is an important foreign exchange earner with gold accounting for more than one-third of exports. in 2009 the country’s diamond industry was the fourth largest in the world. south africa is also a major producer of coal manganese and chrome.
the african continent is well-known for being a great resource for minerals. in fact it prides itself on being the home to most of the precious minerals in the world. many economies in the continent are sustained by the minerals. the following are the 10 african minerals of highest economic valuemineral resources south african governmentsouth africa plans to process a greater proportion of its gems locally to keep more profit in the country. government wants to cut and refine 70% of the diamonds mined in south africa by 2023. industrial minerals. there are some 680 producers of industrial minerals in south africa of which almost half are in the sand and aggregate sector.
the mineral industry of africa is the largest mineral industries in the world. africa is the second largest continent with 30 million km² of land which implies large quantities of resources. for many african countries mineral exploration and production constitute significant parts of their economies and remain keys to economic growthmining industry of south africa - wikipediamining in south africa was once the main driving force behind the history and development of africa's most advanced and richest economy. large-scale and profitable mining started with the discovery of a diamond on the banks of the orange river in 1867 by erasmus jacobs and the subsequent discovery and exploitation of the kimberley pipes
south africa is still attractive for mining and we have the world's richest reserves of precious minerals and base metals. south africa is a top global producer of a diverse range of minerals including gold coal platinum palladium manganese titanium and uranium. as the gateway to africa’s mining industry south africa also plays host to