“Illegal mining has been highlighted as a national threat and a priority by the South African government and is estimated to have accounted for over R7.5 billion in lost revenue last year”
- Neil Metzer, Security Co-ordinator, Chamber of Mines - South Africa
“The destabilisation wrought by strikes and a negative perception of mines in the media often devolves into significant security issues. Security is the linchpin of successful mine operations. It plays an important part in protecting the integrity of a mining company and the safety of people working at the mine.”
- Jenny Reid, Former President, Security Association of South Africa
Despite the implementation of a wide range of security measures, the mining industry has not been shielded from the criminal threat the country faces. Asset protection remains a challenge and continues to be a major concern for the industry.
- Francois Peacock, Security Manager, First Quantum Minerals Ltd