MINES WILL OPERATE DURING 21-DAY LOCKDOWN

ITV News | 2 days ago

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe also announced yesterday that it wouldn’t be possible to completely shut down some mining operations during the 21 day lockdown.

Mantashe was briefing the media on how the president’s lockdown declaration would affect the mining and energy sectors. The minister said it could become too costly for mining companies to completely shut down operations during the national lockdown.

He said this could also affect the economy in the process.