Apr 13, 2014 0183 32 Johannesburg, South Africa Gold is one of the most desired metals Johannesburg is a stronghold regarding gold mining L/S of Johannesburg, L/S from a high angle of modern tower blocks in the city...

Feb 25, 2017 0183 32 Mponeng is a gold mine in South Africa s Gauteng province It extends over 4 kilometres below the surface, and is considered to be one of the most substantial gold mines in the world...

South Africa has the second-largest reserves of uranium in the world The Nuclear Fuels Corporation of South Africa NUFCOR started processing uranium as a by-product of gold mining in 1967 Most of the uranium produced as a by-product of gold mining is concentrated in the golf fields of the Witwatersrand area...

The Kimberley diamond mine enriched Englishman Cecil Rhodes, who founded De Beers The company became a virtual monopoly The imperialist Rhodes and his British South Africa Company founded Rhodesia, which now includes the southern African countries of Zimbabwe and Zambia...

A change so unexpected and a development never known before were due to the discovery in 1886 of the greatest gold mines of all history, ancient and modern From 1886 until 1940 the story of South Africa is the story of gold- CW de Kiewiet, 1941 The discovery of gold on the Witwatersrand in 1886 was a turning point in South African history...

The first recorded discovery of gold on the Witwatersrand was made by Jan Gerrit Bantjes in June 1884, on the farm Vogelstruisfontein, and was followed soon thereafter, in September, by the Struben brothers who uncovered the Confidence Reef on the farm Wilgespruit, near present-day Roodepoort However, these were minor reefs, and today it is the general consensus that credit...

The British South Africa Company BSAC or BSACo was established following the amalgamation of Cecil Rhodes Central Search Association and the London-based Exploring Company Ltd which had originally competed to exploit the expected mineral wealth of Mashonaland but united because of common economic interests and to secure British government backing The company received a ,...