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WRTRP

The West Rand Tailings Retreatment Project (WRTRP) is a large-scale, long-life surface tailings retreatment opportunity with economic viability secured by the acquisition of the Cooke assets in 2014.


Driefontein location

The combined WRTRP reserves amount to 677.3Mt of the historic Driefontein, Kloof and Cooke tailings storage facilities (TSFs), containing estimated gold and uranium mineral reserves of 6.2Moz and 97.2Mlb respectively.

The definitive feasibility study for this project as well as the front-end engineering design were completed during the fourth quarter of 2016, rendering the WRTRP construction-ready.

On 22 November 2017, Sibanye-Stillwater announced that it would vend selected assets of the WRTRP into DRDGOLD for 38% shareholding in the company. For more information, refer to the DRDGOLD transaction page.