NEWSBREAK: South Africa to shut all mines, furnaces as country enters 21-day shutdown

By IM Staff
Published: Tuesday, 24 March 2020

South Africa will enter a 21-day nationwide lockdown from midnight on Thursday March 26 and ordered the country’s metals and mining operations to be placed on care and maintenance.

By Andrea Hotter

In an address to the nation, President Cyril Ramaphosa said the move was in response to the spread of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) and would last until midnight on April 16. 

"Companies whose operations require continuous processes, such as furnaces, underground mine operations, will be required...

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