Glossary of terms

AMD
Acid mine drainage.
Au
Symbol for gold in the periodic table of elements.
Blyvoor
Blyvooruitzicht Gold Mining Company Limited.
BTF
Brakpan tailings facility, the Ergo deposition site.
CEO
Chief executive officer.
CFO
Chief financial officer.
COO
Chief operating officer.
CIL
Carbon-in-leach, a gold recovery process.
CIP
Carbon-in-pulp, a gold recovery process.
Crown
Crown Gold Recoveries Proprietary Limited, incorporated into Ergo Mining Proprietary Limited (Ergo) on 3 July 2012.
DMR
Department of Mineral Resources.
DRDGOLD
DRDGOLD Limited
DWAS
Department of Water and Sanitation.
EBDA
Ergo Business Development Academy, formerly Ekurhuleni Business Development Academy.
EMO
Ergo Mining Operations Proprietary Limited, includes Ergo and ERPM.
EMP
Environmental Management Programme.
Ergo
Ergo Mining Proprietary Limited which includes the Crown, City Deep, Knights and Brakpan operations from 3 July 2012.
ERPM
East Rand Proprietary Mines Limited.
FFG
Flotation and fine-grind; circuits added to the metallurgical process at Ergo’s Brakpan plant.
FY
The DRDGOLD financial year is 1 July to 30 June. FY2014 is the year beginning 1 July 2013 and ending 30 June 2014.
g/t
Grammes per tonne.
JSE
Johannesburg Stock Exchange Limited.
King III
Code of and Report on Governance Principles for South Africa 2009.
kg
Kilogram.
LBMA
London Bullion Market Association.
km
Kilometre.
Khumo Gold
Khumo Gold SPV Proprietary Limited.
ktpm
Kilotonne per month.
m
Metre.
Mintails
Mintails Limited.
Moz
Million ounces.
MPRDA
Minerals and Petroleum Resources Development Act.
Mt
Million tonnes.
(M)tpm
(Million) tonnes per month.
NYSE
New York Stock Exchange.
oz
Ounces.
R&D
Research and development.
Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX)
The Sarbanes-Oxley Act came into force in July 2002 in the United States and introduced major changes to the regulation of corporate governance and financial practice. It is named after Senator Paul Sarbanes and Representative Michael Oxley, who were its main architects, and it set a number of non-negotiable deadlines for compliance.
TCTA
Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority.
tpm
Tonnes per month.
TSF
Tailings storage facility.
USD
United States dollar, also sometime US$.
VMR
Village Main Reef Limited.
WUC
Western Utilities Corporation.
ZAR
South African rands.