South Africa: Department of Mineral Resources and Energy Gazettes Mandatory Code of Practice to Fight COVID-19 in Mining

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The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy yesterday issued - for public comment - a guideline for the compilation of a mandatory code of practice for the mitigation and management of COVID-19 for the mining sector. This is in compliance with the outcome of a recent labour court process, and is part of efforts by the department - as regulator of the mining sector - to ensure the spread of the virus is contained and protect the health and safety of employees at mines, and other persons who may be directly affected.

The draft Guideline for the Compilation of a Mandatory Code of Practice for the Mitigation and Management of COVID-19 Outbreak can be accessed and downloaded from the Department's websites, and/or

The closing date for public comments is 14 May 2020. Submissions must be sent by email to for the attention of Dr. L Ndelu.

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