Zondereinde mine – situation update 1

Further to the statement issued this morning, Monday 6 June, Northam management advises that the violent outbreaks at and near the company’s Zondereinde mine have reduced significantly. This follows on the death of an employee at the Northam town yesterday, and the killing of another employee in clashes this morning.

Management, the SAPS and union leadership will be meeting at the Zondereinde mine at 16:00 this afternoon in an attempt to resolve the current impasse and to ensure that operations resume as soon as is practicably possible, and to ensure safe passage for employees.

Management urges both NUM and AMCU to exercise leadership following these tragic incidents, and to ensure that union members act responsibly and peacefully in the interests of safety for all.

6 June 2016

Issued by

Russell & Associates
Tel +27 (0)11 880 3924

Marion Brower +27 71 493 0387
Jan Walker +27 71 493 0429