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We strive to be the beacon of pride for our people, our communities, our stakeholders and our shareholders

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The South DeepSolar plant

Khanyisa Solar Plant

Once completed, the 40MW solar plant at South Deep will enhance the sustainability of our mine by ensuring greater reliability of power supply, reducing the cost of electricity, reducing the mine’s carbon footprint and benefiting a broad range of stakeholders. Read more

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

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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.



We produced 3,970kg of gold, a 27% improvement when compared to the same period in 2020

We mined 52% more ore, totalling 745,200t, compared to 490,400t at the end of June 2020

Surface remining increased by 51% to maximise value from this process and provide the right amount of backfill

Development increased by 57% to 2,418 metres

In total, the area we destressed increased by 55% to 23,172m2

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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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Engaged, well-compensated workforce primarily drawn from community

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63% improvement in amount of gold produced

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21% reduction in all-in-costs per kilogram of gold produced

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5% increase in reef yield

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More metres developed per rig, better quality mining

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83% increase in destressing advancement

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Backfill volume increased by 122%

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Improved drill rig reliability