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

Empowering communities through the Broad-Based Livelihoods (BBL) Programme [photo]

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.

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HOT BUTTON FEATURE No.4 SEPT 2022

FWGR converts to closed circuit slimes milling for finer grind, more gold

ERGO Solar Energy Project: Let the sun shine! [photo]

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.

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HOT BUTTON FEATURE No.3 SEPT 2021

FWGR converts to closed circuit slimes milling for finer grind, more gold

Closed circuit slimes milling [photo]

The Far West Gold Recoveries (FWGR) surface retreatment operation of DRDGOLD Limited, near Carletonville in South Africa’s Gauteng Province, is nearing completion.

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HOT BUTTON FEATURE No.2 AUG 2021

DRDGOLD's ERGO cleans up

Carbon in Leach circuit and kilns [photo]

DRDGOLD subsidiary Ergo Mining (Pty) Limited has begun reclamation – at a R3.8 million set-up cost – of the 2.7Mt 4L25 mine dump.

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HOT BUTTON FEATURE No.1 JULY 2021

The copper elution circuit

Carbon in Leach circuit and kilns [photo]

DRDGOLD Limited’s Far West Gold Recoveries (FWGR) operation south-west of Johannesburg is currently retreating material reclaimed from the Driefontein No.5 dam.

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