Another kick in the butt and humiliation for SA. This time it’s the gold mining industry. We all know the industry was struggling and suffering for years, but having Ghana overtake us?

There are valid reasons why Ghana has overtaken us: the right mining policies, no militant unions, lower-cost mines, new development projects and cheaper and easier-to-mine deposits.

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