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SOUTH AFRICA: Mines reconfigure to survive virus amid job loss fears

MARIKANA - On a chilly South African evening at the mining town of Marikana, men filed into a bus and sat one per row, ready to start their night shift at a nearby platinum mine.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Fifty-three workers at AngloGold Ashanti mine in South Africa have coronavirus

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Underground production at AngloGold Ashanti's Mponeng mine in South Africa will remain closed until further notice after 53 employees tested positive for the coronavirus, a provincial health department said in a statement on Sunday.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Union urges closure after mine's virus cases spike

JOHANNESBURG - ​The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has called for the temporary closure of mines in Limpopo after 30 Covid-19 cases were confirmed at the Dwarsrivier chrome mine in Burgersfort.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Mandatory code of Covid mining practice gazetted

  • Date: 19-05-20
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Mining Weekly

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – South Africa's guidelines for a mandatory Code of Practice (COP) to mitigate and manage the Covid-19 pandemic in the mining industry have been gazetted.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Amcu calls for universal testing for COVID-19 at all SA mines

  • Date: 18-05-20
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Eye Witness News

JOHANNESBURG – The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) has proposed that COVID-19 testing take place at all South African mines following the outbreak of infections at the Marula Platinum Mine.

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SOUTH AFRICA: The importance of localisation has never been more evident

  • Date: 16-05-20
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Engineering News

The South African government has been encouraging the localisation of manufacturing for years and, given the current Covid-19 pandemic and its effect on global supply chains, this drive has become more pertinent, says refractory producer and supplier Refractory and Metallurgical Solutions (RMS).

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SOUTH AFRICA: NUM North East region is unhappy with Mogalakwena mine management for keeping its first COVID-19 case secret

  • Date: 12-05-20
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Market Screener

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) in North East Region is highly disturbed and extremely shocked to learn that one of the mines to register the first case of COVID 19 during the first period of Lockdown was Mogalakwena Mine which is situated next to Mokopane Town in Limpopo. Mogalakwena Mine is owned by Anglo American.

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SOUTH AFRICA: 15 mineworkers test positive for Covid-19

Minerals and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe last week walked the path taken by at least one of the 15 mineworkers who tested positive for Covid-19 coronavirus.

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