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At a glance

We create value that lasts

We are a globally diversified mining business.

Our portfolio of world-class competitive mining operations and undeveloped resources provides the raw materials to meet the growing consumer-driven demands of the world’s developed and maturing economies.

Our people are at the heart of our business. They use the latest technologies to find new resources, plan and build our mines and who mine, process and move and market our products to our customers around the world.

As a responsible miner – of diamonds (through De Beers), platinum and other precious metals, copper, nickel, iron ore and coal – we are the custodians of what are precious natural resources. We work together with our key partners and stakeholders to unlock the long-term value that those resources represent for our shareholders and for the communities and countries in which we operate – creating sustainable value and making a real difference.

South Africa has a long history when it comes to mining, an industry that forms the backbone of the country’s economy. As Anglo American, we aim to help build a stronger, healthier, and more sustainable South Africa. Ever since our foundations were first laid in Johannesburg way back in 1917, and together with our employees, stakeholders and government, we find ourselves in a profound position to make a real difference and to create shared value for those that come in contact with our business.

See how we create value together.

"South Africa has the opportunity to demonstrate its leadership, both in terms of the way it structures the country for business, but more importantly, the way it structures the country for growth and to look after every citizen" – Mark Cutifani, CEO of Anglo American

We are proud to be contributing to South Africa






Tax payments made in South Africa between 2010 and 2014

Our history

We were founded in South Africa in 1917 by
Sir Ernest Oppenheimer.

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Real Mining. Real People. Real Difference.