Independent auditor’s report
TO THE SHAREHOLDERS OF SIBANYE GOLD LIMITED
We have audited the consolidated financial statements of Sibanye Gold Limited, which comprise the consolidated statements of financial position at 31 December 2014 and the consolidated income statements and the consolidated statements of changes in equity and cash flows for the year then ended, and the notes to the consolidated financial statements which include a summary of significant accounting policies and other explanatory notes, and the information in the Remuneration report.
DIRECTORS’ RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
The company’s directors are responsible for the preparation and fair presentation of these financial statements in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards and the requirements of the Companies Act of South Africa, and for such internal control as the directors determine is necessary to enable the preparation of financial statements that are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error.
Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit. We conducted our audit in accordance with International Standards on Auditing. Those standards require that we comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free from material misstatement.
An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. The procedures selected depend on the auditor’s judgement, including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessments, the auditor considers internal control relevant to the entity’s preparation and fair presentation of the financial statements in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the entity’s internal control. An audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness of accounting estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements.
We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinion.
In our opinion, these financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the consolidated financial position of Sibanye Gold Limited at 31 December 2014, and its consolidated financial performance and consolidated cash flows for the year then ended in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards and the requirements of the Companies Act of South Africa.
OTHER REPORTS REQUIRED BY THE COMPANIES ACT
As part of our audit of the financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2014, we have read the directors’ report, the report of the audit committee and the corporate secretary’s confirmation for the purpose of identifying whether there are material inconsistencies between these reports and the audited financial statements. These reports are the responsibility of the respective preparers. Based on reading these reports we have not identified material inconsistencies between these reports and the audited financial statements. However, we have not audited these reports and accordingly do not express an opinion on these reports.
Per Jacques Erasmus
Chartered Accountant (SA)
23 March 2015
85 Empire Road