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SOUTH AFRICA: SA’s mines bring hundreds of thousands of employees back to work

  • Date: 10-01-21
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Business Live

Mining companies are applying the tough lessons they learnt in 2020 as they return 450,000 people to one of SA’s largest industries after the year-end break amid a strong resurgence in Covid-19 infections and deaths.

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SOUTH AFRICA: COVID-19 remains a threat for Impala Platinum mineworkers

The Rustenburg-based Impala Platinum Mine in the North West has a 40 000-strong workforce. Although it has already recorded close to 2 000 infections, it has some of the strictest health and safety COVID-19 protocols to prevent its staff from getting infected by the deadly virus.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Enel starts spinning 140MW South Africa wind

Enel Green Power’s 140MW Nxuba wind farm in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province has started commercial operation.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Investment approval for platinum mine’s solar project expected early next year

  • Date: 16-12-20
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Mining Weekly

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – Investment approval for the solar project at the Mogalakwena platinum group metals (PGMs) mine in Limpopo is expected in the first quarter of next year.

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SOUTH AFRICA: South African economy rebounds in Q3 led by mining, manufacturing

South Africa’s economy rebounded strongly in the third quarter as coronavirus restrictions were eased, with mining and manufacturing leading an expansion across all sectors.

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SOUTH AFRICA: SA mining industry struggling to contain spread of COVID-19

  • Date: 09-07-20
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Eye Witness News

The number of positive coronavirus cases confirmed within the sector so far suggests the spread is not easing, with 1,559 active cases at the last count, while 1,166 workers have recovered.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Covid kills 13 mineworkers, no foreigners back at work

  • Date: 02-07-20
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Mining Weekly

Thirteen mineworkers have now succumbed to the coronavirus, Minerals Council South Africa public affairs and transformation senior executive Tebello Chabana said on Thursday.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Power supply still a concern to South Africa's mining sector

London — South Africa's mining sector still has many concerns about power supply even after improvements to the network through short-term maintenance repairs.

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