What the mine says

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An­glo Amer­i­can Plat­inum spokesper­son Mpumi Sit­hole says the com­pany has 3 081 women work­ing un­der­ground, and the com­pany has a sex­ual ha­rass­ment pol­icy and a hot­line to pro­tect fe­male em­ploy­ees.

“We are aware of our re­spon­si­bil­ity to our fe­male em­ploy­ees, their wel­fare and right to free­dom from any form of ha­rass­ment. As part of our over­all ini­tia­tives, we pro­vide ed­u­ca­tion and train­ing on gen­der and sex­ual ha­rass­ment is­sues,” Sit­hole says.

“We are con­tin­u­ally im­prov­ing our safety and pro­tec­tive mea­sures, and have in­stalled sur­veil­lance cam­eras through­out our op­er­a­tions and at en­trances to women’s change houses. We have also in­stalled a bio­met­ric sys­tem at turn­stiles, which only gives women ac­cess to the change houses.”

Sit­hole says a new sys­tem was in­tro­duced to en­sure that “no woman has to pro­ceed un­der­ground alone with­out a trusted em­ployee, and ad­e­quate light­ing has been in­stalled in ar­eas where women work, as an ad­di­tional level of se­cu­rity”.

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