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Mining industry’s Covid-19 vaccination milestone

Mining industry’s Covid-19 vaccination milestone
According to the Minerals Council South Africa, the mining workplace vaccination programme reached a major milestone, where more than 200 000 employees and contractors were either fully or partially vaccinated. This major industry initiative has been driven by mining CEOs in the interest of saving lives and livelihoods. Roger Baxter, Minerals...

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90% of Gold Fields’ South Deep workforce receive first dose of Covid-19 vaccine

90% of Gold Fields’ South Deep workforce receive first dose of Covid-19 vaccine
Gold Fields’ South Deep Gold Mine has announced that 90.3% of its workforce have to date received the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine, while 75.5% have been fully vaccinated as part of the mine’s Covid-19 VacciNation programme. Dr Khutso Setati, Occupational Medical Practitioner at South Deep, notes: “We have seen a visible and positive...

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Harmony Gold concludes three-year wage agreement

Harmony Gold concludes three-year wage agreement
Harmony Gold has concluded a three-year wage agreement with trade unions AMCU, NUMSA and the Coalition (comprising the NUM, UASA and Solidarity). “This historic wage agreement reflects the strong partnership between Harmony and organised labour, demonstrating our commitment towards our long-term sustainability and our people. We would like to...

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Mining opportunities in SADC will favour those in the know

Mining opportunities in SADC will favour those in the know
With mining seeing a more sustained improvement in many Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries, fortune will favour those miners and supply partners with experience on the ground. By Ralf Hennecke* It has been an encouraging few months for mining in the region. While the annual growth figures for March and April this year were...

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Mining industry’s Covid-19 vaccination milestone

Mining industry’s Covid-19 vaccination milestone
According to the Minerals Council South Africa, the mining workplace vaccination programme reached a major milestone, where more than 200 000 employees and contractors were either fully or partially vaccinated. This major industry initiative has been driven by mining CEOs in the interest of saving lives and livelihoods. Roger Baxter, Minerals...

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90% of Gold Fields’ South Deep workforce receive first dose of Covid-19 vaccine

90% of Gold Fields’ South Deep workforce receive first dose of Covid-19 vaccine
Gold Fields’ South Deep Gold Mine has announced that 90.3% of its workforce have to date received the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine, while 75.5% have been fully vaccinated as part of the mine’s Covid-19 VacciNation programme. Dr Khutso Setati, Occupational Medical Practitioner at South Deep, notes: “We have seen a visible and positive...

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Mining Indaba moved to May 2022

Mining Indaba moved to May 2022
The 2022 edition of Investing in African Mining Indaba, originally scheduled for 7-10 February 2022 will now take place 9-12 May 2022 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) in Cape Town, South Africa.  Mining Indaba organisers consulted extensively with partners, key stakeholders across the mining value chain and government...

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Vedanta’s vaccination drive

Vedanta’s vaccination drive
Vedanta Zinc International in support of the Northern Cape Department of Health, hosted two mass Covid-19 vaccination drives in the mining town of Aggeneys in the Khai Ma district, Northern Cape. The first mass vaccination drive was to celebrate Mandela Day, followed by a three-day follow-up drive to ensure a wider reach. Vedanta employees who...

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As a third world continent, Africa continues to face many challenges that hinder its development. The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic has undoubtedly made matters worse. Be that as it may, Africa has continuously proved its resilience to the world. This issue of Inside Mining provides an overview on how Africa’s mining industry deals with issues such as infrastructure, investment and energy. 

Inside Mining: Focus n Africa