Some 30km west of Johannesburg, Doornkop is a single-shaft operation mining the Kimberley and South Reefs to a depth of just under 2 000 metres. Doornkop uses both mechanised bord-and-pillar and narrow-reef conventional mining, with ore processed at its carbon-in-pulp plant. Production at the higher-grade South Reef project is ramping up to scheduled full production in FY16.
Doornkop's safety record was improved with no fatalities recorded for the year (2012:2). New safety initiatives being rolled out resulted in the LTIFR improving to 5.30 per million hours worked (FY12: 6.38). Commendably, the mine achieved 6.4 million fall-of-ground fatality-free shifts during the year and 1.7 million fatality free shifts in April 2013.
- More detailed information on safety performance and Harmony's sustainable development concerns in South Africa can be found in the online Safety and health supplement for 2013.
- Detailed information on Doornkop's resources and reserves appears in the mineral resources and mineral reserves section of the annual report.
|Tonnes milled||(t'000)||1 008||928||718|
|Gold produced||(kg)||3 631||3 075||2 512|
|Revenue||(R'000)||1 615 027||1 283 708||781 981|
|Cash operating cost||(R/kg)||296 714||285 269||236 810|
|Operating profit/(loss)||(R'000)||572 743||421 422||180 003|
|Capital expenditure||(Rm)||285 427||293 708||291 978|
|Water used for primary activities*||000m³||760||1 370||2 750|
|GHG emissions||000t CO2e||214||193||165|
|Local economic development||(Rm)||7||3||4|
6.4 million fall-of-ground fatality free shifts in 2013.
1.7 million fatality free shifts in April 2013.
|New-order mining rights|
|ISO 14001 compliant – shaft recertified after two years of implementation.|
|Key risks and challenges|
Delivering on South Reef development targets.
Shaft infrastructure commissioning to deepest levels.
* The reduction is due to the revised definition of water use for primary activities.
See here for detailed information on Doornkop's resources and reserves.