Gold mining company Mintails expressed optimism yesterday that it would soon resume full operations at its mine in Kagiso, on the West Rand. “Mintails will continue to process available stockpiled material as well as tailings as these… do not fall within the suspension notification,” chief financial officer Eddie Milne said. “The company takes compliance and its corporate responsibility seriously and is optimistic that it will be able to resume operations with a minimal delay.” On Friday, Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu’s office announced the suspension of Mintails’s hard rock and open pit operations following a departmental investigation. The ministry said the Sydney-listed firm had breached sections of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act and the Mine Health and Safety Act. – Sapa