Journal of Political Risk, Vol. 10, No. 8, August 2022
Ndzalama Cleopatra Mathebula
Institute of Risk Management South Africa
Generally defined, political risk is the expected cost or loss incurred by a business due to political decisions, events, and actions. With the evolution of the discipline, it is not only government or organizations that can generate political risks, but also labour unions and civil society that can emanate risks. The South African mining sector includes abundant political risk yet is an attractive investment destination given its large platinum, gold, and coal reserves.