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Anglo American PLC - Response to South Africa’s COVID-19 measures

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Anglo American PLC
24 March 2020

24 March 2020

Anglo American response to South Africa's COVID-19 measures


Anglo American notes the statement made by the President of the Republic of South Africa on the evening of Monday 23 March in relation to a 21-day nationwide lockdown, to take effect at midnight on Thursday 26 March, in order to help curb the spread of COVID-19 in South Africa. Anglo American will review the detailed regulations relating to this action that are being published, including in relation to exemptions for certain business activities, and will issue a further statement in due course.


Anglo American's priorities are the safety, health and wellbeing of our people and all those who interact with our business around the world. We recognise the critical role that our operations play in our host operating countries, including in terms of jobs and our local communities. We are therefore also working together with the Government of South Africa to ensure the continuity of our business where appropriate in order to minimise any unintended consequences of the announced lockdown.




For further information, please contact:






James Wyatt-Tilby


Tel: +44 (0)20 7968 8759


Marcelo Esquivel


Tel: +44 (0)20 7968 8891


Katie Ryall


Tel: +44 (0)20 7968 8935


South Africa

Pranill Ramchander


Tel: +27 (0)11 638 2592


Sibusiso Tshabalala


Tel: +27 (0)11 638 2175



Paul Galloway


Tel: +44 (0)20 7968 8718


Robert Greenberg


Tel: +44 (0)20 7968 2124


Emma Waterworth


Tel: +44 (0)20 7968 8574







Notes to editors:


Anglo American is a leading global mining company and our products are the essential ingredients in almost every aspect of modern life. Our portfolio of world-class competitive mining operations and undeveloped resources provides the metals and minerals that enable a cleaner, greener, more sustainable world and that meet the fast growing consumer-driven demands of the world's developed and maturing economies. With our people at the heart of our business, we use innovative practices and the latest technologies to discover new resources and mine, process, move and market our products to our customers around the world - safely, responsibly and sustainably.


As a responsible miner - of diamonds (through De Beers), copper, platinum group metals, iron ore, coal and nickel - we are the custodians of what are precious natural resources. We work together with our business partners and diverse stakeholders to unlock the sustainable value that those resources represent for our shareholders, the communities and countries in which we operate, and for society as a whole. Anglo American is re-imagining mining to improve people's lives.





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