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Mining sector to lose nearly R100bn in production and wages to Covid-19

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The difficulties of sending thousands of workers underground is compounded by the need for social-distancing and a sanitary workplace

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In early afternoon trade the JSE all share had gained 0.50% and the top 40 0.46%

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