Open letter to South Africa’s students‚ universities and government‚ represented by Minister in the .
Latest minerals production figures from Stats SA underscore a stark reality - with the exception of gold, the mining industry has fallen off a cliff. In 2008 as a whole, non-gold mineral sales were 36,7percent higher than in 2007. But if we look at December itself, non-gold mineral sales were 16,2percent down year on year. And the changes are repeated talking quarterly trends. - Jim Jones