Source 1Summary This articleis written to describe how natural resources in south Africa are significant tothe economy, where there is natural resources used that creates jobs also andis quoted in producing R78 billion in salaries. It describes the role ofbeneficiation as a strategy which compliments the mining industry as analternative path for economic growth, the mining industry in South Africacontributes towards the transformation in black economic empowermentbusinesses.Purpose This articlewas written to inform the public of South Africa about its natural resourcebase and how important it is to South Africa. Its original purpose was toinform the people about mineral wealth and how it contributes to the economyand the policies that have been put in place like the one for acid minedrainage.Value This informsthe public of south Africa how they depend on their natural resourcesspecifically for trade and to strengthen the rand, without our naturalresources and the mining of them there would be no job creation and no money coming into thesouth African economy and their for there would be no political growth. Theirfor the mining/ natural resource industry can help South Africa get out of itsdepression.
ReliabilityThereliability of this source was good as it was written by Lorraine Kearney whoworks for brand South Africa which is a reputable mining posting site and thisgives its content credentials.Limitations The limitationsare that it only looks at minerals- where South Africa has many resources. Itonly basically looks at trade and employment which does not render it fullyuseful. The limitations of reading this full report to gain a better backgroundare that it is too time consuming and the information that the source gave wasonly partially useful to answering my question. Source 2Summary This articleis written to explain how the chamber of mines show the development of diamondmining in Gauteng, the first diamond was found in what today is known asKimberley in 1869. Natural diamonds were formed 3.3 billion years ago inenvironments of intense heat and pressure 150km below the earth’s surface, theprimary sources of diamonds in South Africa are kimberlites and these diamondswere formed by vertically dipping volcanic pipes, the Premier mine’s volcanicpipe was found near Pretoria, there for this article shows the development ofdiamond mining in south Africa Purpose This articlewas written to inform the public of South Africa about development of diamondmining in Gauteng; its original purpose was to inform the people about howdiamonds are formed and what kind of diamonds you get in South Africa, e.g.
kimberlites.Value This informsthe public of south Africa how diamonds are formed which is important asdiamonds are a natural resource and is one of south Africa’s most valuableresource 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 whyit is important to know how they are formed and there history.
Reliability Thereliability of this source was good as it is written by the chamber of mineswhich is a mining organisation in South Africa which promotes mining. Limitations Thelimitations are that the author and date it was published as not given and itonly looks at how diamonds in south Africa are developed but does not giveenough information and there for it does not render it fully useful. Thelimitations of reading this full report to gain a better background are that itwas short and didn’t give enough information; there for the information thatthe source gave was only partially useful to answering my question. Source 3Summary This articleis written to explain how the state of the economy of Johannesburg is a keycontributor to the Gauteng and South African economy and that its economicgrowth rate is relatively superior to the national and provincial level,Gauteng also has an high gross value added which contributes to the southAfricans economy.Purpose This articlewas written to inform the public of South Africa about the strides and impactswhich Gauteng has on the economy of South Africa, its original purpose was tofocus on the economy of Gauteng and how its economy contributes to the SouthAfrican economy. ValueThis informsthe public of Gauteng and the rest of the country that the Gauteng economy isimportant to the South African economy as the industrial side creates jobs andbrings money in to the economy; it also lessens the crime rate in Johannesburg.Reliability Thereliability of this source was good as it is written by the Human sciencesresource council (HSRC) which is a research organisation that promotes researchof developmental issues in South Africa to the public.
Limitations Thelimitations are that it only looks at the economy of Gauteng where there areother areas in Gauteng what could be looked at which impacts the industrialsector. Another limitation is that the date it was published as not given andthe article was long and had a lot of useless information which does not renderit fully useful, The limitations of reading this full report to gain a betterbackground are that it is too time consuming and the information that thesource gave was only partially useful to answering my question. Source 4Summary This articleis written to explain the crises of water supply in South Africa e.g.
capetown, and what can be done to resolve the issue lie the problem with acid minedrainage and making clean reusable water, it also goes what strategy’s we canuse to resolving the issue brings job opportunity and potential growth incertain sectors of south Africa.Purpose This articlewas written to inform the public of South Africa about the potential watercrises in South Africa e.g. Cape Town, Its original purpose was to inform thepeople about the water crises and what strategies could be but in place toresolve the problem.Value This informsthe public of South Africa about how serious this crisis is and that somethingneeds to be done as water is the most important natural resource and nothingcan be done without it. Reliability Thereliability of this source was good as it is written by Garyn Rapson for miningreview Africa, which is a site that covers all the breaking news from acrossAfrica’s mining sector.
Limitations Thelimitations is that it only looks at the water crises and what could be donebut it doesn’t give enough detail on resolving the issue and it also doesn’tmention the crises now but it mentions the crises to come. The article was alsovery short and didn’t go into greater detail and there for it does not renderit fully useful, the limitations of reading this full report to gain a betterbackground are that it is too short and the information that the article gavewas only partially useful to answering my question.