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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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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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