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Sibanye StillwaterANA reports that one of the six Sibanye-Stillwater employees who were hospitalised after the deadly seismic incident on 3 May at the Masakhane mine, Driefontein operations, has been discharged and is in good health.  

The precious metals producers said on Friday:  “The other five rescued employees remain in a stable condition and are making good progress.  The Company will continue to ensure that these employees receive appropriate medical attention and ongoing support and counselling.”  Spokesman James Wellsted said that a memorial service had been held at Driefontein on Thursday, and that funeral and remembrance services were scheduled for the weekend, for the seven employees who had been killed.  He added that management would be conducting a thorough investigation across the entire Masakhane mine, in order to assess the impact on the operations, of the numerous seismic events that occurred during the week in which the accident happened.  “The underground inspection is expected to take approximately one week, and operations at the Masakhane mine will remain suspended during this period.  Production from the rest of the mines making up the Driefontein operations will continue as normal.”

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