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South Deep: Saving jobs and securing the future

HOW DID WE GET HERE

OUR PLAN

Gold Fields has a plan which will allow us to stabilise South Deep, and to save 3,500 jobs. If we do not implement the plan, South Deep will continue to lose money and the future of the mine will be at risk.

WE NEED TO REDUCE COSTS
  • Reduce mining areas

  • Lower overhead costs

  • Use fewer machines more productively


RETRENCHMENTS

Fewer people are needed to work at the mine. We followed the Section 189 consultation process as per the Labour Relations Act and retrenched around 1100 employees and 400 contractors.


IMPACTS AND ENGAGEMENTS

The retrenchments have impacted around 1,500 people. However, these steps are intended to protect around 3,500 jobs which will remain.


SUPPORT FOR EMPLOYEES

Retrenched employees have received the following support:

  • Retrenchment packages

  • Financial advice

  • Skills training


SUPPORT FOR COMMUNITIES

Gold Fields remains committed to our communities – we will continue to invest in our social programmes and projects.


 

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