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Gold Production In South Africa Continues To Collapse – Plummets 85% From Peak In 1970 (VIDEO)

Executive & Research Director @ GoldCore
July 25, 2018

– South African gold production collapsed again in May – down 16%
– South Africa production has collapsed 85% from 1,000 tonnes in 1970 to 145 tonnes
– Long term, ongoing collapse appears to have deepened
– Gold price suppression has destroyed gold mining in South Africa and rest of Africa, impacted African economies, jobs and people
– ‘Peak gold’ or ‘plateau gold’ production is coming as seen in geological “challenges” while gold demand will remain robust

“When these metal prices are suppressed, it actually badly impacts some of the key industries in South Africa. It impacts people’s jobs and pensions and the livelihoods of individuals and families. 

It is an important consideration that people do not frequently think about.

In the western world, we are delighted when commodity prices go lower as it means we can consume more stuff and we can buy more things and inflation is kept low.

But for emerging markets, they do not have the product and service driven economies that we have, they are more dependent on the value of their raw materials and their natural resources and therefore it is important they get a far price for them and fair value for them.

If they do, a lot of the poverty in the world that we seen in the world would be greatly alleviated …

It is one of the key issues in the gold market and we think that it is an important angle to look at …”


Mark O'Byrne is executive and research director of which he founded in 2003. GoldCore have become one of the leading gold brokers in the world and have over 4,000 clients in over 40 countries and with over $200 million in assets under management and storage.We offer mass affluent, HNW, UHNW and institutional investors including family offices, gold, silver, platinum and palladium bullion in London, Zurich, Singapore, Hong Kong, Dubai and Perth. 

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