Source Africa contributes towards the transformation in black

Source 1

Summary

This article
is written to explain how minerals in south Africa are important to the
economy, where there is natural resources used that creates jobs also and is
quoted in producing R78 billion in salaries. It describes the role of
beneficiation as a strategy which compliments the mining industry as an
alternative path for economic growth, the mining industry in South Africa
contributes towards the transformation in black economic empowerment
businesses.

Purpose

This article
was written to inform the public of South Africa about its natural resource
base and how important it is to South Africa. Its original purpose was to
inform the people about mineral wealth and how it contributes to the economy
and the policies that have been put in place like the one for acid mine
drainage.

Value

This informs
the public of south Africa how they depend on their natural resources
specifically for trade and to strengthen the rand, without our natural
resources and the mining of them there would be no  job creation and no money coming into the
south African economy and their for there would be no political growth. Their
for the mining/ natural resource industry can help South Africa get out of its
depression.

 

Reliability

The
reliability of this source was good as it was written by Lorraine Kearney who
works for brand South Africa which is a reputable mining posting site and this
gives its content credentials.

Limitations

The limitations
are that it only looks at minerals- where South Africa has many resources. It
only basically looks at trade and employment which does not render it fully
useful. The limitations of reading this full report to gain a better background
are that it is too time consuming and the information that the source gave was
only partially useful to answering my question.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source 2

Summary

This article
is written to explain how the chamber of mines show the development of diamond
mining in Gauteng, the first diamond was found in what today is known as
Kimberley in 1869. Natural diamonds were formed 3.3 billion years ago in
environments of intense heat and pressure 150km below the earth’s surface, the
primary sources of diamonds in South Africa are kimberlites and these diamonds
were formed by vertically dipping volcanic pipes, the Premier mine’s volcanic
pipe was found near Pretoria, there for this article shows the development of
diamond mining in south Africa

Purpose 

This article
was written to inform the public of South Africa about development of diamond
mining in Gauteng; its original purpose was to inform the people about how
diamonds are formed and what kind of diamonds you get in South Africa, e.g. kimberlites.

Value

This informs
the public of south Africa how diamonds are formed which is important as
diamonds are a natural resource and is one of south Africa’s most valuable
resource as in 2014 they produced 8.12 million carats worth of diamonds.
Diamonds can be used for industrial equipment and that adds a huge value to why
it is important to know how they are formed and there history.

Reliability

The
reliability of this source was good as it is written by the chamber of mines
which is a mining organisation in South Africa which promotes mining.

Limitations

The
limitations are that the author and date it was published as not given and it
only looks at how diamonds in south Africa are developed but does not give
enough information and there for it does not render it fully useful. The
limitations of reading this full report to gain a better background are that it
was short and didn’t give enough information; there for the information that
the source gave was only partially useful to answering my question.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source 3

Summary

This article
is written to explain how the state of the economy of Johannesburg is a key
contributor to the Gauteng and South African economy and that its economic
growth rate is relatively superior to the national and provincial level,
Gauteng also has an high gross value added which contributes to the south
Africans economy.

Purpose

This article
was written to inform the public of South Africa about the strides and impacts
which Gauteng has on the economy of South Africa, its original purpose was to
focus on the economy of Gauteng and how its economy contributes to the South
African economy.

Value

This informs
the public of Gauteng and the rest of the country that the Gauteng economy is
important to the South African economy as the industrial side creates jobs and
brings money in to the economy; it also lessens the crime rate in Johannesburg.

Reliability

The
reliability of this source was good as it is written by the Human sciences
resource council (HSRC) which is a research organisation that promotes research
of developmental issues in South Africa to the public.

 

Limitations

The
limitations are that it only looks at the economy of Gauteng where there are
other areas in Gauteng what could be looked at which impacts the industrial
sector. Another limitation is that the date it was published as not given and
the article was long and had a lot of useless information which does not render
it fully useful, The limitations of reading this full report to gain a better
background are that it is too time consuming and the information that the
source gave was only partially useful to answering my question.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Source 4

Summary

This article
is written to explain the crises of water supply in South Africa e.g. cape
town, and what can be done to resolve the issue lie the problem with acid mine
drainage and making clean reusable water, it also goes what strategy’s we can
use to resolving the issue brings job opportunity and potential growth in
certain sectors of south Africa.

Purpose

This article
was written to inform the public of South Africa about the potential water
crises in South Africa e.g. Cape Town, Its original purpose was to inform the
people about the water crises and what strategies could be but in place to
resolve the problem.

Value

This informs
the public of South Africa about how serious this crisis is and that something
needs to be done as water is the most important natural resource and nothing
can be done without it.

Reliability

The
reliability of this source was good as it is written by Garyn Rapson for mining
review Africa, which is a site that covers all the breaking news from across
Africa’s mining sector.

 

 

Limitations

The
limitations is that it only looks at the water crises and what could be done
but it doesn’t give enough detail on resolving the issue and it also doesn’t
mention the crises now but it mentions the crises to come. The article was also
very short and didn’t go into greater detail and there for it does not render
it fully useful, the limitations of reading this full report to gain a better
background are that it is too short and the information that the article gave
was only partially useful to answering my question.