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Traded asJSE: SGL
FoundedNovember 2012
South Africa
Area served
South Africa
Key people
Sello Moloko
Neal Froneman

Sibanye-Stillwater is the largest individual producer of gold from South Africa and is one of 10 largest gold producers globally.[citation needed] Sibanye-Stillwater is also the third largest producer of palladium and platinum. Following the proposed acquisition of Lonmin, it will further increase its production of palladium and platinum.[1]


In 2012, Gold Fields Limited unbundled its subsidiary, GFI Mining South Africa Proprietary Limited (“GFIMSA”), which was then renamed Sibanye Gold Limited (“Sibanye Gold”), and consisted of the KDC (formerly Kloof) and Beatrix mines, as well as an array of support service entities in South Africa.[2] "Gold Fields stockholders were given one share in Sibanye for each of their Gold Fields shares."[3] The three South African mines transferred from Gold Fields to Sibanye are:

On 30 August 2017, Sibanye Gold Limited began trading as Sibanye-Stillwater and reorganized its operations by region – Southern Africa and the United States.[4]

2018 incident[edit]

In January 2018, a power outage caused by poor weather resulted in nearly 1000 miners being trapped underground. This occurred at the Beatrix gold mine near Welkom, South Africa.[5] Some of the trapped miners were rescued the day of the incident, and the remaining 955 were rescued after around 30 hours when power was restored to one of the lifts.[6] The incident has resulted in pressure from labour unions, including the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa, for mine management to address safety concerns before it can reopen.[7]


  1. ^ Shabalala, Zandi; Stoddard, Ed (2017). "South Africa's Sibanye-Stillwater to be No. 2 platinum miner with Lonmin buy". Reuters. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  2. ^ Sibanye-Stillwater "Company Announcements", Sibanye-Stillwater, November 29, 2012. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  3. ^ Minto, Rob "Gold Fields and Sibanye: low start", Financial Times, February 11, 2013. Retrieved April 11, 2018.]
  4. ^ Sibanye-Stillwater "History", Sibanye-Stillwater, November 29, 2012. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  5. ^ Batchelor, Tom (1 February 2018). "Nearly 1,000 miners trapped underground in South Africa". The Independent. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  6. ^ Heiberg, Tanisha; Macharia, James (2018). "Workers trapped underground in South Africa gold mine rescued". Reuters. Retrieved 4 February 2018.
  7. ^ Motau, Koketšo (2 February 2018). "Numsa demands closure of Sibanye-Stillwater mine amid probe". Eye Witness News. Retrieved 4 February 2018.

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