Brochure: Corporate Profile
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Brochure: Rand Refinery - A Brief
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Our company

Established by the Chamber of Mines of South Africa in 1920, Rand Refinery is the largest integrated single-site precious metals refining and smelting complex in the world.

Evolving from a local pure refiner of doré (a semi-pure alloy of gold and silver) to an internationally recognised and accredited global precious metals leader, we constantly pursue excellence and strive to maximise value across a wide range of value-added products and services.

Our offering extends across the precious metals value chain and begins with world-class smelting, refining and recovery of precious metals. From there, we fabricate a variety of products for investment, luxury products, industrial use and retail products. Our Germiston Gold Zone is the launch pad for young entrants into the gold jewellery industry, receiving skills training from various CSR initiatives of Rand Refinery.

Synonymous with integrity and quality, the Rand Refinery mark can be found on cast bars, minted bars, minted coins, coin blanks and medallions. The internationally acclaimed Krugerrand is the world’s premium bullion coin with over 60 million in circulation, making it one of Rand Refinery’s top investment products.

Acting as an agent for our precious metals depositing customers, we provide 24-hour turnaround assaying, state-of-the-art vaulting and international logistics services.

Our People

Integral to driving our pursuit of excellence and constantly refining our offering are the people of Rand Refinery.

A true family, we enjoy exceptional long-term loyalty matched to outstanding talent and immense experience. This allows us to retain crucial skills, unmatched expertise and in-depth knowledge. As a result, we can say we have truly travelled the road with our customers, building long-term customer relationships in the process. See our Employment Equity Policy.

Our Vision

Providing access to wealth across the world, through sustainable integrated metals management

At Rand Refinery, we offer a wealth of world-class value-added products and services. Our ambition is to ensure almost everyone benefits and enjoys maximum value – from the poorest farmer who can afford only 5g of gold to the wealthiest investor, from our depositing customers to our shareholders and valued employees.

Our ambitions are also global – we want to deliver our offerings across the world, not only to the wealthy developed markets, but the emerging economies as well. And we want to do this in a manner that is sustainable - through responsible and ethical products, modern technologies and processes, continuously developing our people and assisting the communities and environments in which we operate.

Our integrated metals management means that our focus is on the full value chain – from smelting to refining to fabrication, handling a wide range of complex metals.

Our Values


Ubuntu is a Zulu word that means compassion and humanity. At Rand Refinery, every interaction is governed by it.

People development

We believe in empowering our people to empower themselves - through developing skills, taking accountability and sharing risks and rewards. See our Whistleblowing Policy

Sustainable wealth creation

We are constantly improving our processes, technology and people to make sure our customers enjoy service and product excellence and our stakeholders enjoy long-term financial benefit.

SHEQ (Safety, Health, Environment, Quality)

We encourage all our employees to take personal responsibility for improving safety, health, the environment and quality as well as being aware of SHEQ implications in everything they do.

As we strive towards achieving our vision and living our values, we are developing a unique Rand Refinery mindset to equip us for the future – one of confidence, teamwork and trust, empowerment, ownership and agility.

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