There are more than 1322 gold mines in operation globally, of which 127 are in South Africa, according to GlobalData’s mines and projects database. The following are the five largest gold mines by production in South Africa in 2022, according to GlobalData’s mining database, which tracks more than 33,000 mines and projects from early exploration to closure across more than 150 countries and over 100 commodities. Buy the latest mine-site profiles here.

1. South Deep Gold Mine

The South Deep Gold Mine is a underground mine located in Gauteng. It is owned by Gold Fields and produced an estimated 327.9 thousand ounces of gold in 2022. The mine will operate until 2106. Buy the profile here.

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2. Tshepong Mine

Located in Free State, the Tshepong Mine is owned by Harmony Gold Mining. The underground mine produced an estimated 225.76 thousand ounces of gold in 2022. The mine will operate until 2030. Buy the profile here.

3. Moab Khotsong Mine

The Moab Khotsong Mine is located in North West. It is owned by Harmony Gold Mining and produced an estimated 209.24 thousand ounces of gold in 2022. The mine will operate until 2044. Buy the profile here.

4. Mponeng Mine

The Mponeng Mine, owned by Harmony Gold Mining, is an underground mine located in Gauteng. The mine produced an estimated 195.67 thousand ounces of gold in 2022. The mine will operate until 2029. Buy the profile here.

5. Kloof Gold Mine

Owned by Sibanye Stillwater, the Kloof Gold Mine is a surface and underground mine located in Gauteng. It produced an estimated 173.55 thousand ounces of gold in 2022. The mine will operate until 2032. Buy the profile here.

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