Studies are currently at an early stage to evaluate options for extending the life of the mines beyond the existing open pit operations. This will ensure long term sustainability up to 2050 and beyond.
JWANENG CUT 9
At Jwaneng Mine, the options to extend the life of the open pit beyond Cut 8 are being investigated. Studies for a Cut-9 pushback are underway and are at a feasibility stage of design work. Cut-9 is expected to extend the Life of Mine to 2034.
ORAPA CUT 3
At Orapa Mine, a detailed design study is also underway to extend the life of the mine beyond the current open pit (Cut 2). Studies are at pre-feasibility stage and will inform the various parameters for Cut-3. The current Life of Mine, which only includes Cut-2, extends to 2030. Cut-3 will add many years to the life of Orapa.