The “concerning” economic growth dynamics across the South African mining sector should reinforce the need for the seventh administration, whatever shape it may take, to sustain and preferably fast-track the structural reforms started by the sixth administration, the Minerals Council South Africa said on June 5. As was telegraphed by the high-frequency monthly production data in the first three months of this year, Statistics South Africa reported on June 4 that mining sector GDP measured in real terms contracted in the first quarter.