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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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Gold Fields South Deep is one of four gold mining companies working together to slow the spread of the Coronavirus. We encourage our people – employees and communities – to learn and share the facts about the Coronavirus.

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Health and Safety in Mining 2020

South Deep supports the annual National Day of Health and Safety in Mining, the third instalment of which was launched by the Minerals Council on 17 July 2020, to be observed over the coming several weeks.

At South Deep, our goal of achieving Zero Harm takes on even more meaning during COVID-19, making this year’s theme for the National Day “stay safe and healthy, at home and at work” something we are even more aware of.

This yearly commemoration is intended to demonstrate and support the mining industry’s recommitment to the shared imperative of Zero Harm, under the Khumbul’ekhaya strategy.

Khumbul’ekhaya means remember home, and that is what we must do in every action we take, at work and at home, remembering that each person is important and valued, and that the impact of an illness or accident has its biggest impact on those we love at home.

Mining company leaders bring their voice to this campaign each year. Follow the link below to view South Deep VP Martin Preece's video message in support of the campaign in 2020.

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Zimele Poultry Farm

In 2017, South Deep funded and facilitated the establishment of the Zimele Poultry Farm, a community development project. It is co-owned by eight local community members. The farm sells thousands of chickens to hawkers and the public, playing an important role in stimulating the local economy. Farm employees have also received business training as a result of the project.

“Our knowledge has grown, and we have planned to increase our capacity. We look forward to expanding and employing more people from the community.”

Stanley Mtjanda, Zimele Poultry Farm director

Q3 2020


Gold production in the September quarter increased to 2,019kg, a 63% improvement on the 1,238kg produced in the June quarter

Development increased by 56% to 995m in the September quarter from 638m in the June quarter

Destress increased by 83% to 10,533m2 in the September quarter from 5,751m2 in the June quarter

Secondary support increased by 161% compared to the last quarter and backfill increased by 122% quarter-on-quarter

The cost to produce a kilogram of gold decreased by 21% to R583,344/kg in the September quarter compared to R738,079/kg in the June quarter

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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