The re-opening of SA’s mines could be discussed at the weekend, ending two days of high-level talks with labour and industry about the plight of mining and the implications of not restarting operations at the end of the 21-day national lockdown.

The meetings, chaired by mineral resources and energy minister Gwede Mantashe, came as SA ended the second week of the lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19 that has wreaked havoc with economies and societies around the world...

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