This chief directorate is responsible for the provision, through research, of relevant information that will enhance global competitiveness and attract new investment into the South African mineral industry.
This directorate, through the Statistics sub-directorate, collects and collates all mineral and mining-related statistics. The statistics are then supplied to Statistics South Africa as well as the commodity-specific sub- directorates who are responsible for compiling promotional publications, taking part in exhibitions and undertaking particular international obligations.
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This directorate actively contributes towards sustainable development through enterprise development mainly focusing on the second economy. It also promotes the development of small-scale and medium- scale enterprises.
Directorate: Beneficiation Economics This directorate aims to develop strategies for the development of downstream beneficiation and investigate alternative use of minerals.
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