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South Deep reaches 73% vaccination rate - Randfontein Herald

Tuesday, 3 August 2021

Over 3 000 employees and contractors of Gold Fields South Deep Gold Mine chose to use the opportunity to be vaccinated against Covid-19.

Gold Fields South Deep Gold Mine near Westonaria is pleased to have concluded a week-long Covid-19 vaccination programme.

In total, 3 122 employees and contractors representing 73% of the workforce chose to use the opportunity to be vaccinated against Covid-19.

Around 350 people – around 8% of the workforce – could not be vaccinated during the week of July 26 as they were within the recovery window from Covid-19, while a further 5% of employees were on leave. The opportunity will be extended to them and the remainder of South Deep employees in the coming weeks.

Executive vice president: South Africa for Gold Fields, Martin Preece said, "This was a proud week to be part of an exceptional team. Our employees have demonstrated their commitment to being courageous leaders by taking care of themselves, their families, their communities, each other, our mine and our country. The overwhelming positive response and uptake of vaccinations is a clear vote of confidence for ours and the national vaccination drive."

South Deep extends its heartfelt gratitude to Ndlovu Laboratories, organised labour, as well as the South Deep ERT and Environmental Engineering departments for their commitment, care and professionalism throughout this process.

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