(d) Job creation
Since the mid-1980s, the mining labour market has changed significantly as the sector has become more knowledge-intensive. As a result, overall mining employment has been decreasing gradually. Goode and Granville (2006) estimate that platinum mining in the SekhukhuneDistrict will generate the following jobs until 2015:
|Projected employment in platinum mining in/near Sekhukhune|
Source: Goode, R and Granville, A (2006). Mining expansion and employment in Sekhukhuneland: Expectations and impediments.
Goode and Granville (2006, op cit) also predict that employment in the mining and metallurgical industry in Sekhukhune will double by 2015. Their forecasting is captured below.
|Projected employment in Sekhukhune's minerals industry (- 2015)|
|Base metal smelters||0||170||300|
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