Tailings tailwind bolsters Pan African as rand gold price falls Pan African Resources CEO Cobus Loots talks to Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer on the company’s tailing’s tailwinds. Photographs: Duane Daws. Video: Nicholas Boyd. Video Editing: Christo Greyling.

The tailings retreatment tailwinds blowing strongly into Pan African Resources are poised to ameliorate the blow that the low rand gold price is delivering to the company’s more cost-intensive underground operations. Coming in brilliantly ahead of schedule and below budget is the Eilikhulu tailings retreatment project, which will ensure that more than a third of Pan African’s  yearly gold production arises from low-cost, low-risk tailings businesses, which have long lives ahead of them. (Also watch attached Creamer Media video).