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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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SOUTH AFRICA: Minerals Council, Sibanye condemn false Covid-19 reports

  • Date: 23-03-20
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Mining Weekly

The Minerals Council South Africa says it will provide a daily update on its website if and when incidents of Covid-19 are confirmed at its members’ operations.

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SOUTH AFRICA: State is considering 21-day lockdown to halt spread of Covid-19

  • Date: 23-03-20
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Business Live

Individuals would only be allowed to leave their homes under strictly controlled circumstances, such as buying food, seeking medical care or visiting a pharmacy

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SOUTH AFRICA: Minerals Council OF South Africa response to Covid-19

  • Date: 18-03-20
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Minerals Council

Johannesburg, 18 March 2020: The Minerals Council South Africa yesterday held a special board meeting on the COVID-19 challenges facing the mining industry, with a view to further developing strategies and responses to minimise the virus’s impact on the industry and its employees. Minerals Council CEO, Roger Baxter, notes that: “The mining industry’s preparedness plans are very far advanced, based on established risk-management principles, and are currently being implemented and amended as this

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