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Kalgold open pit

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Kalgold open pit

Kalgold is an open-pit mine near Mafikeng, accessing gold-bearing ore in a banded ironstone formation in the Kraaipan Greenstone Belt. Tonnage mined at Kalgold is treated at a carbon-in-leach plant on site. Kalgold received ISO 14001 certification during the year.

Safety

For the fourth consecutive year, there were no fatal accidents at Kalgold, while the LTIFR increased to 3.87 per million hours worked from 1.27 in FY12. This is a remarkable milestone as Kalgold mine has been in operation and fatal-free since 1996. Kalgold reached 1.5 million fatality-free shifts during the year.

  • 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 Kalgold’s resources and reserves appears in the mineral resources and mineral reserves section of the annual report.

Key statistics

Production   2013 2012 2011
Tonnes milled (t'000) 1 398 1 342 1 611
Gold produced (kg) 1 332 1 041 1 253
Grade (g/t) 0.95 0.78 0.78
Financial        
Revenue (R'000) 570 694 442 203 398 767
Cash operating cost (R/kg) 303 729 293 658 254 946
Operating profit/(loss) (R'000) 194 036 131 487 81 000
Capital expenditure (Rm) 52 470 76 403 18 383
Safety        
Fatalities   - - -
LTIFR   3.87 1.27 5.43
Environment        
Electricity used 000MWh 46 43 42
Water used for primary activities* 000m³ 1 571 1 324 2 750
GHG emissions 000t CO2e 46 43 43
Local economic development (Rm) 5 3 1
Highlights        
  Continued to operate fatal free since inception in 1996.  
New-order mining rights        
  August 2008  
Certification        
  ISO 14001 shaft.  
Key risks and challenges        
  Plant Refurbishment project to continue.  

* The reduction is due to the revised definition of water use for primary activities.

See here for detailed information on Kalgold’s resources and reserves.

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Annual report

Integrated annual report 2014
Integrated annual report 2014

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Investor brief

Harmony Fact sheet September 2014
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September 2014
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