Gold Fields resumes operations

Johannesburg - Gold Fields resumed operations at its South Deep Project west of Johannesburg on Monday, the company said.

Spokesman Willie Jacobsz said the department of mineral resources (DMR) had lifted the Section 54 order it issued last month.

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“The DMR issued the Section 54 order after an in loco inspection into the circumstances surrounding two separate fatal accidents on 17 and 27 May, 2014, placing a moratorium on all workshop-related activities across the mine and effectively bringing all production to a halt,” Jacobsz said.

He said the Section 54 order was lifted on Friday.

“Operations resumed in the Twin Shaft area with the commencement of the evening shift on Sunday evening and in the South Shaft area with the start of the day shift this morning (Monday).”

Two mineworkers were killed in separate incidents at Gold Fields last month.