As the mining industry debates the consequences of the 21-day lockdown and its possible extension, one of the main unions suggested heightened safety regulations to apply across the sector to clear the way for restarting mines.

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu), best known for two of the longest strikes in SA’s labour history, proposed a joint task team from the department of minerals & energy, Minerals Council SA and unions, to agree on a set of safety standards...

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