A world leader in surface gold tailings retreatment

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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.

It has four critical drivers:

  • our industry’s continued commitment to Zero Harm
  • a two-year focus on the elimination of fatalities as a result of both safety and health incidents
  • adoption of an holistic approach, recognising that fatalities are usually the result of a complex set of circumstances
  • learning from incidents, from each other and from other industries.

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.

Niël Pretorius
Chief Executive Officer

Bursary opportunities for 2020 [banner]

DRDGOLD’s operations, Ergo and Far West Gold Recoveries, invite applications for bursaries from students who want to begin study, or who are entering their second year of study, for a national diploma or degree at a South African tertiary institution in the following fields:

  • > Engineering: instrumentation or electrical
  • > Environmental sciences
  • > Occupational health and safety


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.

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Mining for Schools website

This website, developed by the Minerals Council 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).

More available at: www.miningforschools.co.za


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