Tharisa confirms mining stoppage amid South African lockdown

South African platinum and chrome miner Tharisa will cease mining after its night shift on Wednesday March 25 in response to a government-imposed three-week lockdown amid the spread of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the lockdown on the evening of Monday March 23, saying all mines would be required to shut down by midnight on Thursday.

“Tharisa fully supports the government’s initiatives in dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic and will implement all...


Janie Davies

March 24, 2020

15:22 GMT