JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Jan. 29 /CNW/ - Gold Fields Limited ("Gold
Fields") (NYSE: GFI)(JSE: GFI)(DIFX: GFI) is pleased to announce that it has
been informed by Eskom that 80% of total average power consumption will be
restored to Gold Fields' mines by tonight, Tuesday, 29 January 2008 and, if
the national situation allows, to 90% by Wednesday, 30 January 2008.
The restoration of power will be phased in, in a carefully controlled
manner with consideration for health and safety matters, and in close
consultation with Eskom to ensure the safe and sustainable resumption and
build-up of production.
Eskom has undertaken to give the industry at least 4 hours warning prior
to any future interruption in supply.
About Gold Fields
Gold Fields Limited is one of the world's largest unhedged producers of
gold with attributable production of more than four million ounces per annum
from eight operating mines in South Africa, Ghana and Australia.
A ninth mine, the Cerro Corona Gold/Copper mine in Peru, is expected to
commence production by mid 2008 at an initial rate of approximately 400,000
gold equivalent ounces per annum.
The company has total attributable ore reserves of 92 million ounces and
mineral resources of 252 million ounces.
Gold Fields employs some 47,000 permanent employees across its operations
and is listed on the JSE Limited South Africa (primary listing), the New York
Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the Dubai International Financial Exchange (DIFX).
All of Gold Fields' operations are ISO14001 certified. For more
information please visit the Gold Fields website at
For further information:
For further information: Willie Jacobsz, Tel: +27(0)11-644-2460, Mobile: