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Resuming operations safely post COVID-19

By: Creamer Media Reporter      27th May 2020 Worksafe steps for organisations to protect their people and avoid the legal consequences of getting it wrong As the return to the ‘new normal’ workplace starts to become the focus for many organisations as lockdown measures relax, International SOS urges businesses to make sure that the return... 

Sierra Metals seeks consent to reopen Peru mine

By: Mariaan Webb     26th May 2020 TSX-listed Sierra Metals is seeking consent to reopen its Yauricocha mine, given its remote location and implementation of strict health protocols. Peru has extended its state of emergency and a nationwide lockdown to fight the Covid-19 pandemic until June 30, but President Martin Vizcarra has... 

Implats suspends Marula after detecting 19 positive Covid cases

By: Martin Creamer     16th May 2020 Platinum group metals mining company Implats on Saturday confirmed that a cluster of positive Covid-19 cases had been detected in and around its Marula operation in Limpopo province following stringent and comprehensive screening, testing and tracing protocols. The JSE-listed company said it had... 

Buffalo implements ‘no work, no pay’ for unusable services employees

By: Martin Creamer     6th May 2020 Coal mining company Buffalo Coal said on Wednesday that it had implemented a ‘no-work-no-pay’ policy for those employees whose services could be not utilised since the extension of national lockdown on April 17. In its fourth Covid-19 update, Buffalo stated that it had successfully implemented... 

Update: COVID-19 - Mining Operations during Level 4 Alert Lockdown

By: Creamer Media Reporter      6th May 2020 On 23 April 2020, the President announced that government would implement a gradual and phased recovery of economic activity in South Africa, with effect from 1 May 2020.  To achieve this, there will be five coronavirus levels: Level 5 - means that drastic measures are required to contain the... 

Mulcher developed for S African conditions

1st May 2020 Local original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) Bell Equipment has developed the Bell M350 Mulcher, which caters to the forestry industry and has been specially geared for South Africa’s hot and dusty climate. This niche solution was developed in consultation with the company’s customer base. 


1st May 2020 Established over 43 years ago, Kwatani is the largest independent privately owned original-equipment manufacturer supplying and manufacturing custom designed vibratory equipment in Africa, with over 15 000 units in more than 35 countries. More than one vibrating unit a day is dispatched from the... 

Final list of sectors entitled to resume under ‘Level 4’ lockdown to be published soon

By: Terence Creamer     25th April 2020 The South African government has unveiled initial details of its risk-adjusted approach for resuming economic activity and easing restrictions imposed as part of a hard lockdown, which was instituted on March 26 to combat the spread of the Covid-19 virus. President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on... 

Sibanye supportive of South Africa's phased approach to resuming mining activity

By: Simone Liedtke     23rd April 2020 Precious metals miner Sibanye-Stillwater has pledged its support for the phased approach to facilitate a managed and orderly return to safe production in the South African mining industry. According to the Amended Disaster Regulations, announced on April 16, South African mines may now conduct... 

RBPlat begins phased restart with strict Covid-19 safeguards

By: Martin Creamer     18th April 2020 Platinum group metals (PGMs) mining company Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) has begun to phase up to 50% of operational capacity while taking all practicable measures to reduce the risk, exposure and spread of the Covid-19 pandemic to secure the wellbeing of its employees. To mitigate the impact... 

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