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Afrimat continues to operate with half its workforce during national lockdown

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Afrimat Limited has confirmed the continuation of its operations as an essential services provider during the national lockdown, following consultation with industry bodies and the government.

South African open pit mining company, Afrimat, has confirmed that it will be operating throughout the 21-day lockdown, as it continues to supply industrial and construction materials to clients. The company stated, “Afrimat has consulted with the government authorities and industry bodies in South Africa to determine and agree which operations will be continuing due to constituting essential services.”

The mining company further stated that it will only be making use of half its workforce during this time, in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus. All skeleton staff will have access to the rail and port logistics infrastructure, which has been adjusted to operate and accommodate its reduced workforce in the exporting of iron ore.

Afrimat has committed to adhering to the South African government’s requirements and guidelines for the duration of the 21-day national lockdown. The company has implemented various precautionary measures across all its operations, and has paid extra attention to relieving any non-critical staff members during this time.

See the full statement here.

Sayushka Naidoo
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