Coronavirus to cut South Africa’s 2020 mining output by 8-10%

By Niyati Singh

South Africa’s mining production is likely to fall by between 8% and 10% this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the CEO of industry body the Minerals Council said on Tuesday.

Mines across South Africa, the world’s biggest producer of platinum and chrome and a leading producer of gold and diamonds, were forced to shut temporarily when a nationwide lockdown to contain the virus began in late March.

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