A Rough Two Years

Since the start of the wildcat strike wave in January 2012 the country’s two main mineral sectors have been struggling with sporadic unrest and lower commodity prices. Employment has suffered as a result Mining employment in January 2012: 142 325 201 735

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In September 2013 (latest numbers from DMR) 126 614 191 284

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Remuneration has however improved R13 038 R13 525

(numbers refer to gross, all-inclusive average for all levels of employees):

R15 913 R16 843

Gold Platinum January 2012*

Gold Platinum September 2013
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* Average remuneration per employee (all grades including all benefits)

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