Mpumalanga has long been synonymous with mining
activity in South-Africa.
Mpumalanga has 217 big and small mines strewn across
the province, which contribute 22.3 percent of the value
of the final goods and services produced in the province.
In 2002, there was an estimated 60 000 workers employed
in mining alone. Mpumalanga is endowed with extensive
mineral deposits of coal, gold, platinum, and vanadium.
this is the province responsible for approximately 83
% of total coal production in the country. Mpumalanga
is sure to play an important and rapidly expanding part
in finding a solution to the national electrical crises.
The re-opening of the moth balled Komati and Camden Power
stations, and the upgrading of Arnot Power Station will
also result in more job opportunities in the region.
As a result
of the above mentioned investment in the area, not only
the mining sector will benefit, but all ancillary services
and industries. This in turn will result in the creation
of more job opportunities which in turn will create growth
in the demand for housing.