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One of our aspirations is to be the beacon of pride for our people, our communities, our stakeholders and our shareholders

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The South DeepKhanyisa Solar Plant


The R715m solar plant will enhance the sustainability of South Deep and contribute to Gold Fields’ long-term commitment to Net Zero. South Deep currently consumes around 494GWH of electricity per year which represents 10% of the mine’s annual costs and 93% of its carbon emissions. The solar plant can generate 50MW or 103GWh/year. Read more

The Khanyisa solar plant with the Twin Shafts in the background

Interesting facts:

  • Khanyisa means Light Up in IsiZulu. The name was chosen by the people of South Deep.
  • Electricity currently comprises 10% of South Deep's annual cost.
  • Electricity currently comprises 93% of South Deep's carbon emissions.
  • The solar plant will result in annual savings of R123 million (24% of electricity costs) and will reduce our carbon emissions by over 110,000 tonnes.
  • The plant covers an area of 105ha (roughly 200 soccer fields).
  • If we assume that a household makes use of a 10KW system, the Khanyisa solar plant would be able to power 5,000 houses.
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Safely and responsibly managing our Tailings Storage Facilities (TSFs) at South Deep - Ensuring they are safe and minimising their impact on people and the environment

South Deep is fully committed to minimising our impact on people and the environment through responsible environmental management of the resources under our care. This applies in particular to managing its one active and two dormant TSFs.

Read our fact sheet to find out more
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We strive to be transparent, inclusive and fair in selecting businesses to work with us, and we recently introduced an online process to make this easier.

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Potential suppliers can pre-register via our website by following this link to our Working with South Deep page. This process allows you to tell us what goods and services you offer and receive alerts about tenders and opportunities that match your offerings.

    On this page, we also:
  • advertise opportunities and invite Expressions of Interest (EOI)
  • explain and give access to the process you need to follow to respond to advertised opportunities
  • provide links to information that will better prepare you to respond to opportunities

Find out more about Working with South Deep here

At South Deep, our journey towards being a beacon of pride means not only meeting but exceeding the targets proposed in the Mining Charter 2010 guidelines for Inclusive Procurement, Supplier and Enterprise Development while contributing to socio-economic development of communities we operate in. Our Mine’s targets are outlined on page 83 and 84 of our Social and Labour Plan, which can be accessed here. We reflect periodically on how we are doing in terms of how we are achieving our targets, and this information is reflected on our Procurement performance page here.

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Please be aware of job scams!

Please be very aware of job posts on the internet or social media that claim to be sponsored by Gold Fields. All job vacancies at South Deep are posted on our website and our application processes allow for online submissions.

Note that Gold Fields will never ask an applicant for employment to pay any feeds as part of the recruitment process.

Stay vigilant and scrutinise all information that seems even slightly out of the ordinary.

You can view South Deep vacancies at www.goldfields-southdeep.co.za/careers/careers-at-south-deep

Ongoing research shapes our community engagement

As part of our commitment to effectively engage with our communities, South Deep has been conducting relational assessments with its neighbouring communities since 2014. These studies pose a number of questions to gain insight into how community members perceive South Deep and vice versa, according to various aspects of the mine / host community relationship.

The questions highlight the quality of the relationship according to four indicators: legitimacy; compatibility of interests; respect; and trust.

This work was recently featured as a case study published by Shift, a centre of expertise on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, which works across continents and sectors promoting business practices that respect human dignity.

Read the full case study here

Latest update on the Silicosis Settlement: Silicosis settlement: Third notice
Tshiamiso Trust website for more information: https://www.tshiamisotrust.com/
Latest update on the Silicosis Settlement: Silicosis settlement: Third notice
Tshiamiso Trust website for more information: https://www.tshiamisotrust.com/

About South Deep

South Deep Gold Mine is a world-class bulk mechanised mining operation located in the Witwatersrand Basin, near Westonaria 50km south-west of Johannesburg, South Africa’s commercial capital.

The mine has been built to extract one of the largest known gold deposits in the world and boasts a mineral reserve of 38 million ounces. This is equivalent to almost 100,000 gold bullion bars.

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