SUPPLIERS South Africa

South Africa

Supply Chain Structure

Gold Fields South Africa values the importance of alignment and integration across all supply chain activities – regionally and globally. The South African Gold Fields Supply Chain function is therefore managed as a dedicated and integrated unit with a strategic objective.

This is recognised in the way in which the business units are grouped together:

  • Supplier Management: facilitates supplier registration, vetting and approval.
  • Sourcing Management: manages all non-strategic sourcing activities such as RFIs, RFQs, RFPs, Reverse Auctions and Tenders.
  • Strategic Sourcing: focuses on identifying Strategic Sourcing Projects in order to improve on global total cost initiatives.
  • Contract Management: manages all new contract initiations, on-going contract management, renewals and terminations.
  • Procure to pay: relates to all operational and administrative processes, e.g. requisitioning, ordering, general administration, warehousing, invoice management and cash management (discounts).

Shared value creation
  • Host Community Procurement and Employment

    Gold Fields aims to support the host communities in which we operate by (wherever possible) incorporating local content as part of our supply chain.

    In the South African region, the focus is on integrating broad-based, black economic empowerment principles in line with the South African Mining Charter as part of the supply chain. These suppliers are regularly monitored and reported on in terms of their ownership structure.

    At Gold Fields, we are committed to working with trusted organizations and extending our buying footprint to support small-to-medium suppliers in our host communities. Suppliers can contribute to the creation of shared value by employing local workers and/or engaging locally owned suppliers as part of their supply chains.

Online supplier registration
Be One South Africa (B1SA)

At Gold Fields in South Africa, we use the Be One South Africa (B1SA) network to capture online supplier registration information. For further information, please visit:;


At Gold Fields, we are continually transforming our market engagement processes. This requires the adoption of innovative technology to support effective working relationships between Gold Fields and its suppliers.

Gold Fields' ECommerce Platform

At Gold Fields in South Africa, we use the B1SA Network for transacting with suppliers. For further information, please visit: