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MineralsCouncilSAMining Weekly reports that the Minerals Council SA (MCSA – previously called the Chamber of Mines) says it will provide a daily update on its website if and when incidents of Covid-19 are confirmed at its members’ operations.  

This follows reports last week of a purported confirmed case of the novel coronavirus, which causes Covid-19, at Sibanye-Stillwater’s Marikana operation, which had been circulating on social media and were picked up by a broadcast channel without verification.  Sibanye has confirmed that there are currently no confirmed cases of Covid-19 at any of its operations and it plans to pursue legal action once the source of the false information has been traced and identified.  The MCSA also condemned the false reports and pleaded with media to “be vigilant in detecting and avoiding misrepresentation”.  It said the industry’s approach to reporting on incidents of Covid-19 would be aligned to the requirements of the Department of Health in the first instance, while keeping the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy, the Mine Health and Safety Council and organised labour always informed.

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