In view of the fact that uranium is particularly found in gold ore, it stands to reason that there must be the greatest measure of co-operation between the government and the gold mining companies. Up to the present, the gold mining industry has shown its willingness to co-operate and to recognize the State’s control of the uranium contained in the gold ore.[1]

[1]Extract from House debate on the Atomic Energy Bill, which proposed controlling South Africa's nuclear energy by placing the state in charge of mining and ownership of uranium, thorium, and other radioactive materials.