Exxaro to cut ties with Group Five; 740 contract workers at risk

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Exxaro announced on Friday that the construction of a new small coal plant at its Grootegeluk mine in Limpopo would be delayed after it terminated its agreement with Group Five Projects, a subsidiary of Group Five Construction.

It said that more than 740 contract workers will be impacted by the decision.

"Barring unforeseen incidents, the Group 5 Projects scope was due to be completed at the end of May 2019. The decision will regrettably now result in a delay to the project," said Exxaro in a media statement.

Group 5 entered business rescue earlier this month. 

"Exxaro has notified Group 5 of its decision and has embarked on discussions to mitigate the business impacts arising from this very sad situation. In the meantime, however, Group 5 Projects workers and subcontractors have moved off-site."


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