Barrick Gold Corporation has responded to what it defines as a misleading news article published by Reuters.
The article’s headline read: “Cyber attack disrupts major South African port operations”. It included the following statement:
“Most of the copper and cobalt mined in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia, where miners
such as Glencore and Barrick Gold operate, use Durban to ship cargo out of Africa”.
The ambiguous wording of this sentence could create the erroneous impression that Barrick exports gold or other products through the port of Durban, and the company therefore states emphatically that is not the case.