Impact of the illegal strike at the LANXESS Chrome Mine in Rustenburg 

20 March 2020

  • The percentage of miners striking is 5% of the overall workforce. As a result, the legal strike has impacted 95% of workers. 
  • Since the illegal strike by NUMSA workers, the LANXESS Chrome Mine has shut down making it difficult for approximately 1,400 miners to resume work and continue to fulfil their livelihoods.
  • If each miner is a bread winner and is looking after a household of 5 people, this potentially has an impact on 7,000 mouths to be fed.
  •   The mining sector contributes about 20% to the South African GDP. Strikes such as this damages investor confidence and in doing so, has negative impacts on the economy and job sustainability/creation for those working in this sector. 


Lanxess press release dated 16 March 2020.

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AngloGold Ashanti update on Mponeng seismic event 

13 March 2020

North West – AngloGold Ashanti provides a third update on the seismic event that occurred at its Mponeng Mine, southwest of Johannesburg. 

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LANXESS refutes ‘hostages’ reports

21 February 2020

Rustenburg – On Thursday 13 January, around 200 members of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) refused to go to work at the LANXESS chrome mine in Rustenburg after having attended a scheduled NUMSA mass meeting at the mine that morning. 

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Sibanye Stillwater achieve
10 million fatality-free shifts

07 February 2020

Johannesburg - Sibanye-Stillwater was pleased to announce that its SA gold operations achieved 10 million fatality-free shifts on Wednesday 26 January. 

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Samancor Chrome issues Section 189A notice 

07 February 2020

South Africa – Continued deterioration in market conditions and persistent depressed ferrochrome and chrome ore prices, coupled with increasing ESKOM power tariffs, have resulted in Samancor Chrome reviewing its chrome ore and ferrochrome production levels for 2020. 

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