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SOUTH AFRICA: Mantashe urges mines to comply with regulations or be forced to shut down

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe warned that government would shut down any mining operation found not complying with Level 4 regulations.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Mantashe to receive R1m of PPE from Sibanye-Stillwater

  • Date: 06-05-20
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Mining Weekly

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe will on May 6 receive personal protective equipment (PPE) worth R1-million from precious metals mining company Sibanye-Stillwater.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Amcu’s Joseph Mathunjwa knows when to take on capital

  • Date: 05-05-20
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Daily Maverick

Joseph Mathunjwa, the president of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union, knows when to pick a fight with capital. His union’s victory in the Labour Court last week compelling the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy to gazette minimum guidelines for mining companies on managing Covid-19 by 18 May 2020 is a case in point.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Amcu says court order will ensure safety of mineworkers during Covid-19

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) has welcomed the labour court judgment on Friday compelling the department of mineral resources & energy and energy to set minimum health and safety standards during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Wind farms seek counsel on Eskom curtailing supply amid Covid-19 outbreak

Cape Town - The wind independent power producers (IPP) industry is seeking legal counsel on whether reduced electricity demand as a result of Covid-19 outbreak allows Eskom to cut back on energy from operational wind farms.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Eskom to double maintenance work to make use of low demand

  • Date: 02-04-20
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Devdiscourse

As South Africa enters day 7 of a nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, Eskom has announced that it will double maintenance work at its plants.

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SOUTH AFRICA: NUM condemns ‘barbaric’ decision of some mines to remain open

  • Date: 01-04-20
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Daily Maverick

The NUM union is angry that some mines will operate during the 21-day lockdown. Meanwhile, some mining companies are paying basic salaries during this period and others are not. Flashpoints for conflict between capital and labour are emerging, as are tensions between the ANC-led government and its political base. And Saftu is also seeing red.

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SOUTH AFRICA: South Africa mines to shut in nation-wide lockdown

  • Date: 24-03-20
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Mining Journal

South Africa president Cyril Ramaphosa has declared a 21-day, nationwide lockdown which is set to impact the mining sector as the country moves to stem the COVID-19 pandemic.

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