Zondereinde mine – situation update 2

The management of Northam Platinum’s Zondereinde mine has urged employees to return to work now that calm has returned to the mine.

Underground mining activities were suspended in the immediate aftermath of the death of a Zondereinde employee in the town of Northam on Sunday 5 June.  Another employee was killed near the mine on Monday morning in continued disruptions.  

In the meantime, talks with all parties to reach a constructive conclusion to the current impasse continue.  Northam chief executive Paul Dunne has called on all parties to act responsibly, saying, “We urge all parties to exercise leadership following these tragic incidents, in the interests of safety for all.”

Mine management will assist the authorities in their investigations into the deaths where required, and is seeking to administer to the needs of the families of the deceased.

Johannesburg
7 June 2016

Issued by

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

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