COVID-19

United in combatting COVID-19

According to ASPASA, many people’s lives will depend on the way mines across South Africa handle the return to 100% capacity. Experts have predicted that the COVID-19 pandemic will still be around for at least two years. As such, people and...

Eradicating COVID-19 myths

Exxaro plans to launch the De-stigmatisation Campaign which aims to create awareness, debunk myths, and alleviate fears around COVID-19. A lot of misinformation is being spread on the internet – something Exxaro hopes their De-stigmatisation...

COVID-19 in the mining industry

According to the Minerals Council South Africa, the mining industry is not the ‘epicentre’ of COVID-19. The Council clarified this in a statement following reports made by newspapers and government officials, who the Council believes are not part...

Helping communities during COVID-19

With the ongoing fight against COVID-19, mine companies continue to provide much needed support to communities. Glencore Ferroalloys has partnered with Re-Action to offer support in the rollout of relief efforts to members of the #Khomani San...

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...