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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.