Eric Naki
Political Editor
3 minute read
3 Apr 2020
2:12 pm

Kumba explains why they aren’t shutting operations

Eric Naki

The iron ore producer said it had been given special clearance and they would continue mining with a reduced workforce in order to reduce the chances of transmission of the coronavirus.

Mines are being allowed to re-opened by government.

Northern Cape-based Kumba Iron Ore has defended itself for opening for operations during the current lockdown and the mining firm says it fully supports the government initiatives to prevent the spread of the Covid 19. Kumba, a subsidiary of Anglo American, said it had been permitted by the government to continue with their operations but on a limited basis. It opened its plant during the period at its Sishen Mine near Kathu because it had been granted approval by government to continue operations on a scaled-down basis. The miner said that the minister of minerals and energy’s pronouncement also allowed...