COVID-19

A partnership to fight COVID-19

Cummins has reached an agreement with 3M to manufacture high-efficiency particulate filters for use in 3M’s Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPRs). PAPRs are important equipment for front-line healthcare workers responding to the COVID-19...

Resuming operations safely

The lifting of lockdown regulations permitted mines to resume operations. As such most mines which had temporarily halted operations are in the process of resuming operations again. The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) has issued a...

Understanding tax during COVID-19

By Adéle de Jager Bowmans tax executive Adéle de Jager explains what COVID-19 means in terms tax in the mining industry. During the 21-day lockdown period, mining operations in South Africa will scale down significantly. The effect on deep-level...

Ramping up production after COVID-19

The relaxing of lockdown regulations has seen a gradual increase in activity within the mining industry, as some mines have resumed operations. Last week Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma...

Operations resume at DRDGOLD

DRDGOLD announced that work has resumed at its Ergo and Far West Gold Recoveries (FWGR) operations at reduced levels. According to CEO Niël Pretorius, 34% of Ergo staff is back at work and reclaiming material from four high-volume sites. The staff...

Legal experts discuss COVID-19 impact

Webber Wentzel’s legal experts, specialising in the mining industry, discussed the impact of COVID-19 on the mining industry in an insightful podcast. With the Covid-19 lockdown in full effect until the end of April, and the potential for yet...

Mining and economics post COVID-19

By Mametja Moshe Moshe Capital founder and CEO Mametja Moshe, sheds light on the impact of measures taken to stop the spread of Covid-19, on commodity prices and investment in South African mining. Local mining operations have been limited to care...

Barrick supports COVID-19 fight in Africa

Barrick Gold has pledged its support against the fight of the coronavirus (COVID-19) across five African countries. The mining giant is donating over $6 million to Zambia, Tanzania, Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire and Mali. To help Zambia in combating the...