Richards Bay Minerals suspends operation amid escalation of violence

By Davide Ghilotti
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...

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