South Africans are waiting with bated breath following news that Uncle Cyril is going to call another family meeting this week to announce a return to a more stringent lockdown. This comes as the country continues to report increasing numbers of daily reported COVID-19 cases.

The reality is South Africa cannot afford another hard lockdown – our economy has taken a pounding and the mining sector, like many other industries, is only starting to get used to operating in the new normal. However, it’s not just the economy that is affected by the pandemic.

Read more about COVID-19 and its affect on the mining industry