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South Africans quench thirst with moonshine during lockdown ban

29 May 2020

JOHANNESBURG A craze for homebrewing has swept across South Africa since the government banned the sale of alcohol to help hospitals and keep order during the coronavirus lockdown - good news for Frank van Wensveen, who owns a home beer brewing supply shop.

World's mine workers resist quick restart amid coronavirus

28 Apr 2020

JOHANNESBURG/LIMA As mining heavyweights South Africa and Peru move to lift coronavirus lockdowns, workers in deep mines are resisting going back to work without adequate protective gear and information about cases at sites, with one major union filing legal action against restart plans.

Gold Fields eyes full output at South Africa mine by end May

23 Apr 2020

JOHANNESBURG Gold Fields hopes to reach full production at its only gold mine in South Africa by the end of May, its chief executive said on Thursday, as it forecast limited impact to its global output from the coronavirus pandemic.

UPDATE 2-Gold Fields eyes full output at South Africa mine by end May

23 Apr 2020

* Sees limited impact from coronavirus on global output (Adds conference call comments)

Sasol cuts CEO, executives' pay, warns of Lake Charles loss

23 Apr 2020

JOHANNESBURG Sasol Ltd expects its Lake Charles Chemicals Project (LCCP) to make a loss this year and will cut the pay of its CEO and other management to protect its balance sheet, the South African petrochemicals maker said on Thursday.

UPDATE 2-Sasol cuts CEO, executives' pay, warns of Lake Charles loss

23 Apr 2020

* Shares rise on higher oil price (Adds detail and share price)

Developing countries unlock key industries to safeguard earnings and jobs

17 Apr 2020

From Africa to Asia and Latin America, emerging countries disproportionately bruised by the COVID-19 pandemic are allowing some key industries to start back up in a bid to soften the economic blow. | Video

South Africa's Implats plans gradual return to operation after regulations eased

17 Apr 2020

JOHANNESBURG Impala Platinum's (Implats) chief executive of its Rustenburg operations appeared in court on Friday on charges of allegedly contravening South Africa's lockdown rules by calling non-essential workers back to work, the company spokesman said.

UPDATE 1-S.Africa's Implats plans gradual return to operation after regulations eased

17 Apr 2020

JOHANNESBURG, April 17 Impala Platinum's (Implats) chief executive of its Rustenburg operations appeared in court on Friday on charges of allegedly contravening South Africa's lockdown rules by calling non-essential workers back to work, the company spokesman said.

South Africa to allow mines to operate at 50% capacity during lockdown

17 Apr 2020

JOHANNESBURG South Africa will allow mines to operate at up to 50% capacity during a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, according to amended regulations published on Thursday.

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