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AngloGold Ashanti shuts SA mine after finding 164…

AngloGold Ashanti’s Mponeng mine in South Africa has been temporarily closed after 164 workers tested positive for the coronavirus, the gold miner said in a statement on Sunday. The mine, the deepest in the world, only reopened in…

Zimbabweans in SA use app to send food…

Petronella Mabhena, a domestic worker in South Africa, has been paying bus drivers to ferry food to her relatives in Zimbabwe for over a decade. As with many other families from Zimbabwe whose members depend…

S&P forecasts South Africa’s economy to shrink 4.5%…

S&P Global Ratings on Friday said it projects South Africa‘s economy to shrink by 4.5% this year as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic that has impacted production and consumption. In April, S&P downgraded South Africa‘s credit rating further…

Mining companies rush to shield indigenous communities from…

Big mining companies that rely on indigenous workforces or operate near remote communities have acted fast to curb the spread of the coronavirus and avoid a public health crisis that could damage their reputations. From Australia’s outback to Canada’s Arctic wilderness to the Andes, mining firms have…

Sees one positive coronavirus spinoff: less crime

Murder, rape, assault and robbery cases in South Africa have plummeted since the authorities imposed a lockdown in late March, but the police have been kept busy apprehending people for breaking the rules aimed at…

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