6 NOVEMBER 2019
Employee events in support of the Mineral Council of South Africa (MCSA) mining industry-wide Khumbul’ekhaya health and safety initiative have been taking place at DRDGOLD’s Ergo and Far West Gold Recoveries operations. The objective of Khumbul’ekhaya – the Nguni meaning of which is “remember home” – is to encourage people working in the mining industry to strive for Zero Harm, and in particular, the elimination of fatalities; also to be conscious always of their own safety and health, as well as that of their colleagues and their families at home.
Johannesburg, 3 October 2019. I am pleased to commit both DRDGOLD and myself to Minerals Council South Africa’s Khumbul’ekhaya health and safety initiative launched this week.
The aim of the initiative is to drive and sustain the mining industry’s pursuit of Zero Harm, with a particular emphasis on the elimination of fatalities.
Khumbul’ekhaya, an Nguni word for “remember home”, recognises the devastating impact that work-related deaths in our industry have on families at home.
In the months to come, I look forward to reporting to all of our stakeholders on DRDGOLD’s work towards and progress in respect of these.
For more information, visit the Khumbul’ekhaya website.
Chief Executive Officer
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DRDGOLD is a South African gold producer and a world leader in the recovery of gold from the retreatment of surface tailings. Our network of assets is unrivalled in South Africa and, with our consolidated businesses operating as a single entity, is focused on optimising these assets in order to increase gold production.
At the end of FY2018, DRDGOLD provided jobs for 2 304 people, including 878 permanent employees. The remaining 1 426 people worked for the specialist service providers engaged by the company to provide the expertise required for tailings reclamation and tailings dam management. In FY2018, the company produced 150 423oz of gold, generated R2 490.4 million in revenue, spent R1 452.7 million on capital projects (property, plant, equipment, surface) and 191ha of rehabilated land were lodged for clearance for redevelopment. Mineral Resources of 7.3Moz and Mineral Reserves of 3.3Moz were declared
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