Sustainability summary

BEATRIX

16,821ha
Lease area
Until 2019
New order mining right
8,528
Employees
R209m
SED expenditure
Reserves [icon] 3.6Moz
Reserves
Reserves [icon] 9Moz
Resources

Beatrix comprises three shaft systems where gold-bearing reef is mined at depths varying from 700m to 2,200m below surface. Underground ore and low-grade surface rock dumps are processed through two metallurgical plants with a combined mill throughput capacity of approximately 4.4Mtpa.

Capex [icon] R537m
Capex 2013
All-in cost [icon] R377,206/kg
US$1,222/oz
All-in cost 2013
Operating profit [icon] R1,223m
Operating profit
Total energy [icon] 659,758MWh
Total energy consumption in 2013
Total water [icon] 11,500Ml
Total water withdrawal in 2013

DRIEFONTEIN

8,561ha
Lease area
Until 2037
New order mining right
12,635
Employees
R545m
SED expenditure
Reserves [icon] 7.8Moz
Reserves
Reserves [icon] 23Moz
Resources

Driefontein comprises seven shaft systems mining shallow to ultra-deep-level gold bearing reef at depths of between 700m and 3,420m below surface. The shaft systems include five sub-vertical shafts and two tertiary shafts. Underground ore and low-grade surface rock dumps are processed through three metallurgical plants with a combined mill throughput capacity of approximately 5.9Mtpa.

Capex [icon] R1,023m
Capex 2013
All-in cost [icon] R332,660/kg
US$1,078/oz
All-in cost 2013
Operating profit [icon] R3,282m
Operating profit
Total energy [icon] 1,563,628MWh
Total energy consumption in 2013
Total water [icon] 37,137Ml
Total water withdrawal in 2013

KLOOF

20,087ha
Lease area
Until 2027
New order mining right
11,235
Employees
R296m
SED expenditure
Reserves [icon] 8.3Moz
Reserves
Reserves [icon] 33Moz
Resources

Kloof comprises five shaft systems mining intermediate to ultra-deep-level gold bearing reef at depths of between 1,300m and 3,500m below surface. The shaft systems include five operational sub-vertical shafts and one tertiary shaft. Underground ore and low-grade surface rock dumps are processed through three metallurgical plants with a combined mill throughput capacity of approximately 5.6Mtpa.

Capex [icon] R1,304m
Capex 2013
All-in cost [icon] R353,884/kg
US$1,147/oz
All-in cost 2013
Operating profit [icon] R2,854m
Operating profit
Total energy [icon] 1,550,616MWh
Total energy consumption in 2013
Total water [icon] 27,999Ml
Total water withdrawal in 2013
Sibanye operations map