South African miner Royal Bafokeng Platinum partially restarts operations

In the wake of the partial resumption of mining activities in South Africa, Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) announced that it would restart « 50% » of its operations as of 20 April, « taking all possible measures to reduce the risk, exposure and spread of the Covid-19 pandemic ». RBPlat, which specializes in platinum group metals, said it had paid its employees’ salaries during the initial 21-day containment period, but said it was unable to assess the precise impact of the current coronavirus crisis on its financial results at this time.