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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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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.

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By responding to the knowledge gained by formally assessing our relationship with our host communities, we are on a journey of improvement that has seen community support grow by 26% between 2014 and 2019.


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Find out more about how community relational assessments inform our decisions and actions.

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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.



Gold production in 2020 (7,056kg) showed a 2% improvement compared to 2019 (6,907kg)

Destress increased by 34% to 35,545m2 in 2020 (26,606m2 in 2019)

Ore mined increased by 7% to 1,136 tonnes in 2020 from 1,060 tonnes in 2019

Waste mined increased by 11% to 86 tonnes in 2020 from 77 tonnes in 2019

Surface remining and processing increased by 104% to 1,048.1 tonnes (514,7 tonnes in 2019). Total tonnes milled including underground ore and waste increased by 36%

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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