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Newly appointed Gold Fields executive VP for South Africa Bedford Mokoatle has told Mining Weekly the company will complete a feasibility study on wind power at the Westonaria-based South Deep mine within the next three to four months.
Dual-listed Gold Fields has permanently appointed Benford Mokoatle as executive VP (EVP) South Africa, after he served as the acting EVP for the region since July 2022.
JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – Although Gauteng dwellers have tended to dismiss wind as a renewable energy provider from this region, some are now being blown away by the gusts that puff across our far-stretching gold reef.
Anglo American and Gold Fields were among the slew of mining companies that released results last week. Notably, neither company had a fatality at their South African operations, but employees were killed on the job in Canada and Australia.
Following the failed acquisition of Canadian precious metals Yamana Gold, Gold Fields says it will continue to pursue options to grow the value and quality of its assets – although it will likely shy away from another major acquisition deal.
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