Anglo American Platinum has begun the controlled ramp down of its underground mining operations at Amandelbult, the Modikwa JV and the Kroondal JV, as well as the Mortimer smelter and Waterval Smelter, in preparation to place the operations into care and maintenance for the duration of South Africa’s nationwide lockdown.

In line with government regulations, Anglo American Platinum will continue some of its operations on a reduced basis. Subject to planning, operations at the open-pit Mogalakwena mine and the mechanised Mototolo mine could continue.