Sibanye-Stillwater, in preparation for launching its own Covid-19 initiative earlier this year, applied for and has received accreditation to administer COVID-19 vaccines at four medical facilities at gold and PGM operations in South Africa.
This has been done under Section 22 of the Medicines And Controlled Substances Act.
These facilities are Marikana in the North West, Libanon and Driefontein in Gauteng and Beatrix in the Free State.
Sibanye-Stillwater stands ready to assist the government further with the wider roll-out of vaccines to employees, families of employees and doorstep communities.
Neal Froneman, CEO of Sibanye Stillwater commenting on the announcement, said: “We are pleased to have received accreditation of our medical facilities in three provinces, which will allow us to deliver on our commitment to assist our stakeholders and Government in administering vaccines to employees, their families and door step communities.
“The safety and health of our employees and the wider communities in which we operate are paramount. We welcome the role that we can play in assisting the government with the vaccine rollout. This is an extremely important process which we are thrilled to be commencing.”