Mining companies are applying the tough lessons they learnt in 2020 as they return 450,000 people to one of SA’s largest industries after the year-end break amid a strong resurgence in Covid-19 infections and deaths.

Unlike the return to work between April and August 2020 after SA was forced into a hard lockdown that shut the entire economy down with a set of tough restrictions, bringing back miners after the Christmas break has been a smoother process...

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