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Fighting COVID-19 in Malawi

A new state of the art Mindray WATO EX-20 anaesthetic machine has been donated to the Mercy James Centre (MJC) at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi. The new anaesthetic machine was donated by exploration company Mkango...

Restoring livelihoods in mine communities

Restoring the livelihoods of households in mining communities can be a challenging process. As such, it is vital that mines begin the process early and carefully monitor to see what is working and what is not. According to SRK Consulting, it is...

COVID-19 cases at Sibanye-Stillwater

PGM and gold producer Sibanye-Stillwater confirmed that two more employees tested positive for COVID-19. The employees were from the Thembelani shaft at the Rustenburg operations. Contact tracing identified a number of associated employees who were...

Resuming a healthy and compliant business

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, governments across the world put measures in place to stop the spread of the virus and mitigate the impact. One of the most common measures was imposing lockdown restrictions. Although the restrictions have...

A warning against toxic chemicals

By Burt Rodrigues, CEO Of Biodx Dr Mark Kelly, Chief Scientist and Chemist at Biodx warns against the toxic chemicals used in spray tunnels. With the world bursting to get out of lockdown and South Africans slowly trickling back to their...

Collaborating to fight COVID-19

For some time now, even before the COVID-19 crisis, the government has, in addition to assistance offered to local manufacturers, been encouraging the nation to buy local to assist in job creation and infuse the economy with positive growth and...

Legal requirements for borrow pits

Borrow pits in South Africa need to be carefully controlled to avoid unfair competition with existing quarries and to ensure that all environmental and safety requirements are met. Even despite the toughest economic circumstances, or urgent...

COVID-19 cases at Implats’ Marula mine

Implats has identified 19 people who tested positive for COVID-19 around the Marula mine in Limpopo, South Africa. As a result, operations at the mine have been suspended. In a statement released over the weekend, the platinum producer explained...