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Tracking the trends 2013



Deloitte Namibia

7 December 2012


Tracking the trends 2013


The top 10 issues mining companies

may face in the coming year


As commodity prices decline and global economic uncertainty persists, it’s harder for mining companies to predict

future demand patterns. Companies are deferring their expansion projects in the face of waning Chinese demand, yet world demand promises to increase dramatically in the coming years. With cost pressure mounting and talent shortages ongoing, companies must assess the viability of a more complex series of options. Investments will be necessary to enable companies to weather more severe volatility.


Followers of action adventure are familiar with the scene where the hero jumps into a taxi and shouts, “Follow that car!” On some level, the mining industry has been re-enacting that very scene in their pursuit of production, richer deposits and higher yields. The push to produce safely at all costs has become a reality, against a backdrop of spiraling costs for raw materials, labour, capital projects and compliance.


Should you be interested in gaining more insight on the above matters, please see the document attached, as it will give you a bigger overview on the mining issues expected in 2013.


Yours Sincerely

Ramsay Mc Donald

Partner Assurance

Deloitte & Touche



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