Covid-19: A chance for mining to be innovative

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The mining industry played a leading role in introducing mass HIV treatment in the early 2000s, at a time when key government leaders opposed it.
The mining industry played a leading role in introducing mass HIV treatment in the early 2000s, at a time when key government leaders opposed it.

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The mining industry, like South Africa’s public and private health sectors, has been maintaining an intense focus on mitigating the impact of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic on the lives and livelihoods of many people.

We have been reasonably successful in this regard, though we cannot afford to relax these efforts, certainly not until we have a well-vaccinated population.

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