FOCUS: Export flows from South Africa to falter despite lockdown easing

By Jon Stibbs
Published: Wednesday, 20 May 2020

The smooth flow of material from South Africa will remain uncertain for a considerable period even after the country eased its restrictions on activity in response to the Covid-19 virus.

South Africa entered lockdown on March 26, which severely tightened exports of 37% manganese ore, UG2 chrome ore and foundry grade chromite, among other materials.

The government has since granted permission for mines to operate. But strict controls are in place to prevent the spread of the virus among workers...

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