Hot Button Features
Below are bite-sized technical briefs with visuals on what we do in rolling back the Environmental Legacy of Mining with a view that goes beyond financial return to ensure long term sustainability, volume through-put and evidence of improvement to optimise the value of every tonne.
These are detailed in special features:
HOT BUTTON FEATURE No.5 NOV 2022
Empowering communities through the Broad-Based Livelihoods (BBL) Programme
The BBL project has reached approximately 8 000 participants and equipped many with key mechanisms for local economic growth. It is a programme that is designed to alleviate poverty, generate an income and create jobs as part of DRDGOLD’s social and labour plan.
HOT BUTTON FEATURE No.4 SEPT 2022
ERGO Solar Energy Project: Let the sun shine!
Over the past several months we have provided stakeholders with some insight into our plans to achieve a greater level of independence for our Ergo operation to the east of Johannesburg from South Africa’s troubled power utility, Eskom – without damaging our longstanding relationship with Eskom – by installing solar power infrastructure.
HOT BUTTON FEATURE No.3 SEPT 2021
FWGR converts to closed circuit slimes milling for finer grind, more gold
The Far West Gold Recoveries (FWGR) surface retreatment operation of DRDGOLD Limited, near Carletonville in South Africa’s Gauteng Province, is nearing completion.
HOT BUTTON FEATURE No.2 AUG 2021
DRDGOLD's ERGO cleans up
DRDGOLD subsidiary Ergo Mining (Pty) Limited has begun reclamation – at a R3.8 million set-up cost – of the 2.7Mt 4L25 mine dump.
HOT BUTTON FEATURE No.1 JULY 2021
The copper elution circuit
DRDGOLD Limited’s Far West Gold Recoveries (FWGR) operation south-west of Johannesburg is currently retreating material reclaimed from the Driefontein No.5 dam.