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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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SOUTH AFRICA: Lesetlheng Community buries hatchet with Pilanesburg Platinum

  • Date: 19-06-20
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Mining Review

Since 2012, when Pilanesberg Platinum Mine (PPM) acquired mining rights over the farm Wilgespruit, the Lesetlheng Land Committee (LLC) has engaged in a longstanding dispute and many court battles with the mine.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Screening Apps and 41-Day Vacations: Keeping Miners Covid-Free

With hundreds of people living and working in close proximity, mines — and the camps that house their workers — seemed like fertile territory for the coronavirus to spread. So far, the global mining sector has yet to face the kind of outbreaks that paralyzed U.S. meat plants and wreaked havoc on the cruise industry. But, as lockdowns ease and mines start ramping up output, there’s reason to be cautious.

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SOUTH AFRICA: COVID-19 hits North West mining industry hard

BOJANALA - The mining industry in the North West province has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Deputy President David Mabuza visited the province this week to assess its readiness to deal with the crisis. Mabuza said partnerships between traditional leaders, mining companies and the provincial government will improve contact tracing in the province, curbing the spread of the deadly coronavirus.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Sibanye-Stillwater takes surgical approach to closures as COVID-19 infections rise to 65

THE Minerals Council South Africa warned a rise in positive cases of COVID-19 was inevitable on the country’s mines and so it has come to pass with Sibanye-Stillwater adding its name to the list.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Coronavirus in South Africa: Outbreak closes Mponeng gold mine

Operations at the world's deepest gold mine, in South Africa, have been halted after 164 cases of coronavirus were detected there.

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