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Annual report suite 2012

Review of operations

In 2012, AngloGold Ashanti produced 3.94Moz of gold (2011: 4.33Moz) as well as 1.21Mlb of uranium (2011: 1.38Mlb) and 2.36Moz of silver (2011: 2.96Moz)

The group employed an average of 65,822 people for the year (2011: 61,242), made up of 47,829 permanent employees (73%) and 17,993 contractors (27%).

This review is presented in line with the way in which the operations and projects are managed, in the following regions:

  • South Africa – operations in South Africa;
  • Continental Africa – operations in Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Namibia and Tanzania and projects in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC);
  • Americas – operations in Argentina, Brazil and the United States and projects in Colombia; and
  • Australasia – operation and project in Australia.

AngloGold Ashanti’s projects and exploration activities are discussed under Review of projects and Review of exploration respectively.

For a more detailed account of operational performance, refer to the Operational Profiles 2012.

Distribution of employees by region [graph] AIFR by region [graph]
Contribution to gold production by region [graph] Total cash costs by region [graph]
Contribution to gold income by region [graph] Capital expenditure by region [graph]