South Africa: Sibanye-Stillwater partially restarts its activities

The Sibanye-Stillwater gold group announced Monday (April 13) that it will partially restart operations at its South African sites after containment measures to stem the spread of the coronavirus crippled the country’s mining industry. The resumption of operations will take place on Tuesday, the company’s management said, in agreement with the country’s authorities, « subject to the implementation of agreed protocols to address the health and safety risks associated with COVID-19, » the company’s management said. The Group also stated that its Board of Directors and senior management will donate one third of their salary over the next three months to fund the coronavirus control programme initiated by President Cyril Ramaphosa.