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Gold Fields’ South Deep Gold Mine has announced that 90.3% of its workforce have to date received the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine, while 75.5% have been fully vaccinated as part of the mine’s Covid-19 VacciNation programme.
Production is accelerating and the company’s last SA asset has been making profits since 2019
JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – The performance of the long-life mechanised South Deep gold mine in Gauteng is now on a very positive trajectory, Gold Fields CEO Chris Griffith said on Thursday.
CHRIS Griffith, CEO of Gold Fields, ended speculation he could look differently on the firm’s South African mine South Deep saying the 280,000 ounce a year operation was “a franchise asset” that had a place in the group “for many years to come”.
Having survived his battle with Covid-19, mine worker Origin Mnisi was grateful to finally get his jab at Gold Fields mine, in the West Rand, as part of the employer-based vaccination sites in the mining sector.
Over 3 000 employees and contractors of Gold Fields South Deep Gold Mine chose to use the opportunity to be vaccinated against Covid-19.
JSE-listed Gold Fields has vaccinated 73% of its South African workforce, based at the South Deep mine, in Gauteng.
Gold Fields’ South Deep Gold Mine has concluded a week-long COVID-19 vaccination programme. In total, 3 122 employees and contractors, representing 73% of the workforce, chose to take up the opportunity to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
South Deep Mine near Westonaria had already vaccinated 1 628 of its people, which is just over 38% of the workforce.
Gold miner Gold Fields' South Deep mine has received permission from the Department of Health to provide on-site vaccinations to all employees and contractors who wish to be vaccinated during the week of July 26 to 31.
After a good start to 2020, South Deep was placed on care and maintenance for the first four weeks of Q2 2020 in compliance with government-imposed COVID-19 restrictions. South Deep continued to operate well below its full labour complement for the remainder of Q2 2020, again in line with government-imposed COVID-19 restrictions.
Gold Fields' South Deep gold mine near Westonaria and two trade unions, the NUM and UASA reach three-year wage agreement.
GOLD Fields’ South Deep mine in Westonaria, has agreed to hike wages by an average 6.5 percent a year over the three-year period with the National Union of Mineworkers (Num) and the United Association of South Africa (Uasa).
Gold Fields’ South Deep mine and trade unions the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and Uasa, have concluded a three-year wage agreement for the period from March 1, 2021, to February 28, 2024.
Faced with the growth-limiting power crisis, government has moved to increase the threshold for the exemption of licences for self-generation by companies to 100 MW, a move that has been lauded by the mining industry, which is hit hard by outages.
Gold Fields has agreed a three-year wage pact with employee unions at its South Deep mine west of Johannesburg, the company said today.
Gold Fields’ plans to build a 40 MW solar power plant at its South Deep gold mine southwest of Johannesburg will reduce exposure to national utility Eskom, improve reliability and lower costs, Martin Preece, executive vice president for South Africa, tells The Africa Report.
According to Chris Griffith, Gold Fields CEO, the 40MW solar plant will generate over 20 percent of the average electricity consumption of the mine.
Gold Fields SA executive vice-president Martin Preece talks to Business Day TV about building SA’s largest solar power plant
The Gold Fields board has greenlighted the R660m project. Bruce Whitfield interviews Martin Preece, Executive VP: South Africa.
Miners are moving to renewable energy sources to reduce exposure to costly, unreliable Eskom electricity
GOLD Fields said it had approved the R660m construction of a 40MW solar plant at its South Deep mine in South Africa – a development that would generate about a fifth of the mine’s average energy consumption.
Martin Preece, Executive Vice President of Gold Fields South Africa participated in a panel discussion with experts to discuss the current situation around digitalisation of mines, why growth optimisation is important, and what we can expect from the future of mines.
Watch the discussion https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8T3W-Qi2s8&feature=youtu.be"
The Covid-19 pandemic has created an opportunity for the global mining industry to use available digital technologies to leapfrog productivity gaps, says Bosch mining solutions head Jonas Corali.
The National Energy Regulator of South Africa’s (Nersa’s) electricity subcommittee has recommended that the Energy Regulator approves Gold Fields’ high-profile licence application for a 40 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) project to be developed at its South Deep mine, in Gauteng.
Mines Rescue Services (MRS) tests world-first technology at South Deep Twin Shaft in Westonaria.
Dual-listed gold miner Gold Fields is confident that it is on track to meet its life-of-mine steady-state production target at its South Deep gold mine in Westonaria.
South Deep calls on all employees and communities to be diligent amid Covid-19 second wave.
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The return to work in pandemic conditions this year is smoother than after the lockdown in 2020 as the industry can draw on experience
JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – Return-to-work protocols at South Deep gold mine have been significantly enhanced to manage the sharp rise in the number of employees testing positive for the coronavirus on return to work after the festive season.