A world leader in surface gold tailings retreatment

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Ergo Mining (Pty) Limited, a subsidiary of DRDGOLD Limited invites applications from eligible residents of communities within its areas of operation for learnerships in the following engineering fields:

  • electrical
  • fitting and machining
  • fabrication/boilermaking


Only applications from residents of communities within a 10km radius of Ergo's Brakpan plant, City Deep plant and former Crown Mines plant will be considered.


  • N2 certificate in one of the three fields; or
  • Grade 12 certificate with a pass of 50% or more in mathematics and physical science.

To apply:

Email a brief CV, copy of your identity document, latest results and proof of residence to employment.confirmation@drdgold.com

Closing date:

Friday, 30 March 2018.

If you are not contacted within two weeks, please consider your application as having been unsuccessful.


Within a week of concluding its acquisition of Sibanye-Stillwater’s West Rand Tailings Retreatment Project (WRTRP), to be known going forward as Far West Gold Recoveries (FWGR), DRDGOLD has begun work on the first phase of development – upgrading of the Driefontein 2 plant to process tailings from the Driefontein 5 dump at a rate of between 400 000 and 600 000tpm and depositing the residue on the Driefontein 4 tailings dam. DRDGOLD CEO Niel Pretorius broke ground to mark the start of civils on Monday, 6 August, and within two days – by Wednesday 8 August - the first 100 metres of the pipeline from the Driefontein 5 dump to the Driefontein 2 plant had been installed. First production from Phase 1 is expected during the first quarter of calendar 2019.


DRDGOLD’s Ergo operation has poured first gold following conversion of the Brakpan plant from electro-winning to zinc precipitation. Watch the video.

Communities, mine dumps and us

Fact sheet

31 May 2018


05 September 2018
Upbeat about prospects for FY2019
29 August 2018
DRDGOLD expects rise in headline earnings per share due to higher gold production
01 August 2018
Acquisition of WRTRP from Sibanye-Stillwater completed
29 May 2018
Euronext Access Paris market: Termination of listing of DRDGOLD securities
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06 September 2018
DRDGold aims big with tailings
06 September 2018
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05 September 2018
Higher taxes take shine of DRDGold’s strong operating performance
05 September 2018
DRDGold to hedge third of 2019 output as embarks on expansion
05 September 2018
DRDGOLD operating profit up
All In the media >>

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DRDGOLD Limited (DRDGOLD) is a mid-tier, unhedged gold producer and the only South African mining company to focus solely on the retreatment of surface gold tailings. The company's strategy is to deploy its resources to maximise economic value through sustainable and responsible mining, while releasing land back to the greater Johannesburg for redevelopment.

In FY2017 the company provided jobs for 2 215 people, including 850 permanent employees. The remaining 1 365 people worked for the specialist service providers engaged by the company to provide the expertise required for tailings reclamation and tailings dam management.