COVID-19

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...

Lessons learnt from COVID-19 in mining

Information gathered from across the globe is showing the way for South Africa’s surface mines to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 disease in the workplace and mitigate its effects during and after the pandemic. With the spread of the virus at...

Tailings retreatment progress

As South Africa adjusts to increased economic activity under lockdown level 4, Pan African Resources set to reach output forecast with tailings retreatment. The gold producer operates in a reduced capacity to ensure continued output while...

Post Covid-19 unity is required

With businesses across the globe entering uncertain times amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it is vital that industry sectors stand together and rebuild in a structured and sustainable way. Planning is already in progress for small-tier surface mines...

Reviving the economy responsibly

Black Royalty Minerals (BRM), with one of its coal mines, has successfully operated as an essential service provider since the announcement of the lockdown in South Africa. The coal producer will continue to supply coal to Eskom without any...

Blasting support during COVID-19

Through South Africa’s strict COVID -19 lockdown, essential service provider BME has supported coal mines’ blasting operations so that Eskom power stations can keep the country’s lights on. This ongoing support for the mining sector is now...

De Beers helps fight GBV amid COVID-19

De Beers group donates $200 000 to assist women’s support organisations in its host communities to respond to COVID-19. The money will help four producer partner countries – Botswana, Canada, Namibia and South Africa – to assist women’s shelters...