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