16 April 2020 – Allowed some mining and energy operations to continue

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Type of Intervention: Industry interventions
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Level of Jurisdiction: National
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Overview: The Govenment of South Africa amended the National Disaster Act specifically related to mining and energy.

Colleries that supply Eskom (the national electricity supplier) will continue to operate at full capacity. Refineries will continue to operate at full capacity. Mining operations will be conducted at 50 percent capacity during the lockdown and thereafter increase capacity.

These measures are intended to allow the economy to ramp up production systematicallly once the lockdown has ended.
Full details here: https://www.gov.za/speeches/minister-gwede-mantashe-coronavirus-covid-19-amended-regulations-16-apr-2020-0000