This website, developed by the Chamber of Mines of South Africa which supports and promotes the South African mining industry, provides resources for teachers and learners to reinforce, enhance and extend learning. The content aligns with the Grade 12 Economic Geography of South Africa: Mining section of the South African Department of Basic Education’s Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS).
Presentation: The next Chapter, 5-6 December 2017 (2.6MB)
Presentation: Creating an industry-leading surface mining partnership, 22 November 2017 (PDF - 1.8MB)
Presentation: 2017 Precious Metals Summit, London 9 November 2017 (PDF - 1MB)
Presentation: 2017 Precious Metals Summit, Zurich 7-8 November 2017 (PDF - 1MB)
Webcast: Precious Metals Summit, Zurich
Presentation: Precious Metals Summit Beaver Creek, Colorado 18-20 September 2017 (PDF - 1.06MB)
Webcast: Precious Metals Summit, Beaver Creek
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.