Implats ready for ‘safe, orderly’ restart

Platinum group metals mining company Implats said on Friday that it was ready for a "safe and orderly" start up once it is given the go-ahead to resume full-scale production at its operations, where Covid-19 preventative safety and health measures had been significantly strengthened. Internal planning to secure operational resilience during the coronavirus pandemic has been ongoing since January and a systematic increase in labour attendance had been planned at the Impala Rustenburg and Marula operations from April 14, in line with the permissions received from the regulator, the company said in a news release to Mining Weekly.