How we leverage resources to address material issues
- Gold produced
- 49,432kg (1.59Moz)
- R12 billion
- Average gold price
- R440,615/kg (US$1,267/oz)
- Number of employees
- Water used
- Energy consumed
- Rock mined
- Rock milled
Sustaining the business for tomorrow
- Capital expenditure
- R3.3 billion
- Training and development turnover
- R353 million
- Gold Mineral Resources
- Gold Mineral Reserves
- Uranium Mineral Resources
- Uranium Mineral Reserves
Securing the business for tomorrow
- Technology and innovation
- Securing sufficient water and energy
- Manage costs and capital
EXPLORATION AND NEW BUSINESS
Prospective targets are identified and exploration or due diligence is undertaken. Worthwhile opportunities undergo intensive evaluation.
Vertical shafts are in place to transport people and equipment to and from orebodies (more than 1,000m below surface) and to bring the ore mined to surface. Gold-bearing ore is drilled, blasted and the ore is brought to surface.
TREATMENT AND PROCESSING
Once mined, gold ore is processed into doré (unrefined gold bars) at the operations and dispatched to Rand Refinery for further beneficiation.
At Rand Refinery, the gold doré is refined and sold to bullion banks in South Africa and internationally, or to jewellery fabrication industries. Gold is a significant component in a number of medical applications and lends itself to recycling.
The surface operations re-treat tailings, a product of processing, for residual gold and uranium. This re-mining serves as a form of rehabilitation as the tailings storage facilities are removed permanently.
REHABILITATION AND CLOSURE
Rehabilitation of the land disturbed by mining is an integral aspect of a mine plan from the beginning and throughout the life of an operation. Closure plans take the livelihoods of communities into account.
- What makes Sibanye different
- Large high-grade resources
- Low capital mature operations
- Benchmark dividend yield
- Value-accretive projects and acquisitions