About Jacques ErasmusPartner - Head of Mining for Africa. Jacques commenced his career with KPMG in 1998 and entered the partnership in September 2005. He relocated to Canada and joined the KPMG Calgary office as a partner in December 2011 after obtaining his Canadian CA qualification. Jacques returned to KPMG South Africa during August 2012. Jacques has recently been appointed the Head of Mining for Africa. Jacques is the key subject matter expert for the gold and platinum industry in South Africa and Africa. Major clients include international gold, platinum and coal companies and various exploration juniors specializing in all commodities.
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Mining has been described as the backbone of South African economy. The sector employed about 513 000 people in 2011, and over the past 10 years, the industry has contributed just over $213 billion (R1.9 trillion) to both the country’s GDP and export earnings, in real money terms, according to the country’s Chamber of Mines.
Sustainable development is aimed at improving the quality of life for everyone; through a green economy and poverty eradication. Within a relatively short period, sustainable development has risen up the corporate agenda of mining companies. For some, the tipping point has been crossed and there can be no turning back. Our approach to sustainable development in the mining sector is grounded in an understanding it relates to the government ́s strategic themes of growth, performance, and compliance.
The events at Marikana, Rustenburg, on the 16th of August 2012 were a watershed moment, not only for the mining industry, but for South African society at large. Speaking at the Investing in African Mining Indaba which took place in February 2013, ex-Goldfields chairperson and current leader of new political party Agang, Dr. Mamphela Ramphela said that going forward, the South African mining industry needs a fresh new model.
In her foreword to the Department of Mineral Resources Strategic Plan 2011-2014, Minister Susan Shabangu emphasises that her department plays an integral role in helping the State achieve the goal of growing the economy in order to promote a better life for all South Africa’s citizens.