Evander mine faces job cuts
Pan African Resources is considering reducing staff at its Evander Gold Mine in Mpumalanga that would affect about 80% of employees at the operation.
It warned that a refurbishment programme could take longer than planned and could be difficult to implement successfully, according to the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM).
Pan African notified workers this week that it could terminate as many as 2 000 jobs, said NUM spokesperson Livhuwani Mammburu.
The mine, which employs 2 435 workers, needs significant improvements so it will not be mothballed, according to a notice to employees.