South African Mines Under Level 3 Of the Nationwide Lockdown

With South Africa's mines returning to full staffing levels under level 3 of the nationwide lockdown, some of the country's largest employers now have the responsibility to ensure the safety of employees and actively manage the risk of COVID-19 infections from bringing operations to a standstill. The report of 30-percent of workers testing positive for coronavirus at one of the mines in the Gauteng province highlights the very real danger of COVID-19 spreading like wildfire through the workforce. According to Gys Kappers, Chief Executive Officer of Wyzetalk, managing these risks means daily employee screenings for possible symptoms and ensuring that ongoing risk management processes, in line with government regulation, are put in place. More from Kappers...