Richards Bay Minerals suspends operation amid escalation of violence
Published: Wednesday, 04 December 2019
Miner Rio Tinto has suspended operations at its Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) facility in South Africa citing a reprise of unrest and violence, the company said on Wednesday December 4.
Rio Tinto noted an "escalation of criminal activity towards
RBM employees," with at least one employee "seriously injured
in the last few days."
"All mining operations at RBM have been halted and the
smelters are operating at a reduced level, with a minimum
number of employees now on site," Rio...