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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...

Sibanye execs contribute to Solidarity Fund

Sibanye-Stillwater’s board and executive management have unanimously decided to contribute a third of their salaries for the next three months to the national Solidarity Fund. This following calls by President Cyril Ramaphosa for additional support...

Managing COVID-19 in coal sector

Many organisations are open to suggestions on how to best manage the coronavirus (COVID-19). The outbreak of the virus and the subsequent societal restrictions have placed significant operational challenges on countless businesses, none more so...

Update on DMRE lockdown interventions

Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) Minister Gwede Mantashe provided an updated on the interventions taken by the Department since the nationwide 21-day lock-down came into effect. According to Mantashe, the Department has been...

Locally produced sanitisers for COVID -19

Mintek is producing over 600 litres of hand and surface sanitisers to use and distribute to staff. This following low supply of sanitisers because of an increase in demand. Sanitisers were produced in the controlled laboratory environment in the...

Amplats operates at reduced capacity

Since the announcement of a 21-day lockdown in South Africa, Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) has been in the process of ramping down its underground mining operations. Mines impacted by this ramp down are Amandelbult, the Modikwa and the...

SAIMM postpones events until July

The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) has released a statement regarding a way forward in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. “Following the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus), SAIMM is adhering to the request...

Business as usual during lockdown

South Africa is officially on lockdown for the next 21 days. The Mining News and Inside Mining team is delighted to let our valued readers know that it will be business as usual during the 21-day lockdown. On Monday President Cyril Ramaphosa...