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South Deep calls for communities to practice diligent behaviour as coronavirus spreads

Wearing a mask and washing or sanitizing hands can save lives

Westonaria, 13 July 2020: Gold Fields South Deep Mine is deeply concerned by the increase in the number of individuals in our communities who are not wearing masks and maintaining social distance in public. While the mine is humbled by the immense support displayed by surrounding communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, the pandemic will be with us for some time to come and many people will continue to be affected. Minimising the impact on the health of our people and our public health systems will require diligence by each and every individual in maintaining the behaviours we know can help stop the spread of the virus.

Extensive studies by medical experts the world over have shown that the following behaviours can save lives:

  • Wearing your mask whenever you are in public
  • Avoiding crowded places such as public gatherings and shopping malls
  • Only attending funerals of closest family member(s) if one must, of less than 50 people
  • Ensuring your mask covers your nose and mouth
  • Only leaving home for work, school or to purchase essential items
  • Maintaining social distance (1.5 m to 2m even more where possible) outside of the home
  • Washing and sanitising your hands constantly
  • Not touching your face
  • Coughing or sneezing into a bent elbow
  • Only using public transport if social distancing is possible
  • Not spreading false news
  • Empowering oneself with information from credible sources such as the COVID-19 website: https://sacoronavirus.co.za/ and national hotlines: Emergency Hotline: 0800 029 999, WhatsApp Support Line: 0600-123456
  • Puseletso Matete, Head of Sustainable Development and Environment at Gold Fields’ South Deep Mine notes: “We are observing that many people are failing to wear masks when they leave their homes, ignoring social distancing guidelines and exposing themselves and others to high-risk situations such as group gatherings, often in confined spaces where the virus can easily spread. It has been proven that big funerals and public gatherings are super-spreaders of the coronavirus.”

    As the Coronavirus takes hold in Gauteng, there has been a significant escalation in positive cases, including in people under the age of 60 and without existing health conditions, with some of these resulting in death.

    “Our communities have shown such care and compassion until now. We call on all our people – our employees and our communities - to not become complacent and to diligently practice good behaviour such as wearing masks in public. With the number of deaths and infections rising daily in our country and our province, the importance of wearing masks cannot be stressed enough,” says Matete.

    South Deep recognises its responsibility to provide support and resources to communities and has, through partnerships with local companies such as StitchWise and non-government organisations, provided tens of thousands of masks to community members and will continue to do so as just one of its services to the community.

    In terms of ensuring the health and safety of employees at work, South Deep has implemented protocols and a risk-based testing strategy that are intended to limit the spread of the Coronavirus at the mine. Employees screen and self-declare their health status every day before coming on site and those who suspect they may be positive, and who subsequently test positive, are isolated for the recommended 14 days. For those going about their work on site, stringent processes are in place for social distancing, maintaining good hygiene, wearing masks and other personal protective equipment and sanitising of work areas. These behaviours have become more, not less, critical at Lockdown Level 3.

    Maintaining this behaviour on site is of no benefit if it is not practiced when our people return to their communities.

    “As employees and members of our communities, we all have a responsibility to work together to protect ourselves, our critical health-care workers, law enforcement, personnel and others by following the right behaviours, every day, wherever we are. The Minister of Health has warned that “the COVID-19 storm that he has been warning South Africa about has arrived”. It is up to everyone of us to be more responsible and diligent more than ever before,” concludes Matete.

    Enquiries

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    Taryn van Olden
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    Sven Lunsche
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    Notes to editors

    About Gold Fields

    Gold Fields is a globally diversified gold producer with nine operating mines in Australia, Peru, South Africa and West Africa (including the Asanko JV), as well as one project in Chile. We have total attributable annual gold-equivalent production of 2.2Moz, attributable gold-equivalent Mineral Reserves of 51.3Moz and Mineral Resources of 115.7Moz. Our shares are listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and our American depositary shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

    Sponsor: J.P. Morgan Equities South Africa (Pty) Ltd

    South Deep e ipiletsa ho setjhaba ho ba hlokolotsi ha tshwaetso ya coronavirus e nama

    Ho rwala mask le ho hlapa matsoho kapa ho sebedisa sanitizer ho ka boloka bophelo

    Westonaria, 13 July 2020: Morafo wa Gold Fields South Deep o tshwenyehile haholo ka palo e eketsehang ya batho metseng ya rona ba sa rwaleng di-mask le ho sielana sebaka dibakeng tsa batho bohle. Le hoja morafo o thabela le ho leboha tshehetso e ntle e bontshwang ke setjhaba se haufi nakong ya COVID-19, sewa sena se tlo ba le rona nako e telele, mme batho ba ngata ba tla tswela pele ho angwa ke lefu lena. Ho fokotsa ho ata ha lefu lena maphelong a batho ba rona le ditshebeletsong tsa rona tsa setjhaba tsa bophelo, motho e mong le e mong o tlameha ho ba hlokolotsi ka ho boloka boitshwaro boo re tsebang hore bo ka thusa ho thibela ho nama ha kokwana ena.

    Diphuputso tse kgolo tse entsweng ke ditsebi tsa bongaka ho potoloha lefatshe di bontshitse hore boitshwaro bo latelang bo ka boloka bophelo:

    • Ho rwala di-mask tsa rona nako yohle ha re le bathong kantle ho mahae a rona
    • Ho qoba dibaka tse nang le batho ba bangata jwaloka diboka tsa setjhaba le mabenkele a di-mall
    • Ho qoba ho ya mafung ntle le haeba ha mofu e le setho se haufi haholo sa lelapa (kapa motho a tlamehile). Ho ea mafung a nang le batho ba ka tlase ho 50
    • Ho etsa bonnete ba hore mask ya hao e kwahela nko ya hao le molomo ka nako tsohle
    • Ho tloha feela lapeng bakeng sa mosebetsi, sekolo kapa ho ya reka dintho tsa bohlokwa
    • Ho sielana sebaka (1.5 m ho isa ho 2m esita le ho feta moo ha ho kgoneha)
    • Ho hlapa matsoho ka sesepa le metsi a phallang kapa ho sebedisa sanitizer kgafetsa
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    • Qoba ho thetsa sefahleho sa hao
    • Ho kgohlella kapa ho thimolella hara setswe se kobileng
    • Sebedisa feela sepalangwang sa setjhaba haeba ho kgoneha ho sielana sebaka ka hara sona
    • O se jale ditaba tsa mashano
    • Imatlafatse ka tlhahiso leseding e tswang mehloding ya nnete e jwalo ka websaete ya COVID-19: https://sacoronavirus.co.za/ le di-hotline tsa naha: Hotline ya maemong a tshohanyetso: 0800 029 999, Mohala wa Tshehetso wa WhatsApp: 0600-123456

    Puseletso Matete, Hlooho ya Lefapha la Sustainable Development and Environment Mofarong wa Gold Fields’ South Deep o re: “Re hlokomela hore batho ba bangata ha ba sa rwala di-maske ha ba tloha mahaeng a bona, ba hlokomoloha melao ya ho sielana sebaka mme ba ikenya kotsing le ba bang ya ho hlaselwa ke kokwana ena ya coronavirus. Haholo-holo moo honang le sehlopha kapo lihlopha tsa batho. Re hlokomela hape hore batho ba ntse ba tswelapele ho subuhlellana libakeng tse petetsaneng moo tshwaetso ya kokwana ena e ka namang habonolo. Ho na le bopaki bo bontshang hore mapato a maholo le dibaka tsa diboka tsa setjhaba ke tsona tse jalang haholo kokwana ya coronavirus.”

    Jwalo ka ha kokwana ya coronavirus e se e ja setsi Gauteng, ho na le diketsahalo tse kgolo haholo tsa batho ba nang le tshwaetso ya kokwana, ho kenyetsa le batho ba ka tlase ho dilemo tse 60 le ba se nang maemo a ntseng a le teng a bophelo, mme diketsahalo tsena di qetella ka ho hlokahala ha batho.

    “Setjhaba sa rona se bontshitse tlhokomelo le kutlwelo-bohloko ho tla fihlela jwale. Re kopa hore batho ba rona kaofela – basebetsi mmaeneng le setjhaba metseng ya rona – ba se bontshe moya wa ho se tsotelle mme ba be hlokolotsi ho sebedisa boitshwaro bo botle bo kang ho rwala di-mask dibakeng tsa batho bohle. Ha e le mona dipalo tsa ho hlokahala ha batho le ditshwaetso di nyoloha letsatsi le letsatsi naheng ya rona le provinseng ya rona, ho bohlokwa ho fetisa ho rwala di-mask,” Matete o boletse jwalo.

    South Deep e lemoha boikarabelo ba yona ba ho fana ka tshehetso le dithuso tse ding setjhabeng mme e etsa jwalo ka ho sebedisana le dikhamphani tsa lehae tse kang StitchWise le mekgatlo eo e seng ya mmuso. E fane ka di-mask tse dikete-kete setjhabeng mme e tla tswela pele ho etsa sena jwalo ka e nngwe ya ditshebeletso metseng.

    Ho netefatsa bophelo le polokeho ya basebetsi, South Deep e kentse tshebetsong melao le meralo ya diteko tsa kotsi tse reretsweng ho fokotsa ho nama ha coronavirus morafong. Basebetsi ba itlhahloba le ho bolela boemo ba bona a bophelo letsatsi le leng le le leng pele ba kena mosebetsing. Mme bao ho belaelwang hore e ka nna ya ba ba na le tshwaetso ba iswa litekong. Mme haeba liteko li bontsha hore ba na le tshwaetso, ba tla arolwa ho bathong ba bang, ba iswe sebakeng sa karohano matsatsi a 14. Bakeng sa ba etsang mosebetsi wa rona mmaeneng, ho kentswe ditshebetso tea thata mabapi le ho sielana sebaka, ho boloka bohlweki bo botle, ho rwala di-mask le thepa ya boitshireletso le ho hlwekisa ka sanitizer dibaka tsa mosebetsi. Boitshwaro bona bo bohlokwa haholo nakong ena e mahlonoko ya Mokgahlalo wa 3 wa Kgino ya Metsamayo le Ditshebeletso.

    “Re le basebetsi le ditho tsa metse ya rona, kaofela re na le boikarabelo ba ho sebetsa hammoho ho itshireletsa, ho sireletsa basebeletsi ba tlhokomelo ya bophelo ba leng kotsing, mapolesa, moifo le ba bang ka ho latela boitshwaro bo nepahetseng, letsatsi le leng le le leng, kae kapa kae moo re leng teng. Letona la Bophelo le fane ka temoso e reng “sefefo sa COVID-19 seo a ileng a lemosa Afrika Borwa ka sona jwale se fihlile”. Ho mahetleng a e mong le e mong wa rona ho bontsha boikarabelo haholo le ho ba hlokolotsi ho feta le ha e le nako efe e fetileng,” Matete o dihetse dikgala jwalo.

    Lipotso le lithlakisetso

    Memory Johnstone
    Mobile: +27 82 719 3081
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    Taryn van Olden
    Mobile: +27 79 527 6882
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    Sven Lunsche
    Tel: +27 11 562 9763
    Mobile:+27 83 260 9279
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    Notes to editors

    About Gold Fields

    Gold Fields is a globally diversified gold producer with nine operating mines in Australia, Peru, South Africa and West Africa (including the Asanko JV), as well as one project in Chile. We have total attributable annual gold-equivalent production of 2.2Moz, attributable gold-equivalent Mineral Reserves of 51.3Moz and Mineral Resources of 115.7Moz. Our shares are listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and our American depositary shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

    Sponsor: J.P. Morgan Equities South Africa (Pty) Ltd

    I-South Deep ibongoza abahlali ukuba balandele ngenyameko iindlela ezilungileyo zokuziphatha nanjengoko isiya inwenwa intsholongwane ye-corona

    Ukunxiba imaskhi nokuhlamba okanye ukucoca izandla ngesibulali-zintsholongwane kungabusindisa ubomi

    Westonaria, 13 July 2020: I-Gold Fields South Deep Mine ixhalabile kakhulu kukonyuka kwenani labantu kwiindawo zethu zokuhlala abangazinxibiyo iimaskhi kwaye abangayilandeliyo imiqathango yokuqelelana kwiindawo zikawonke-wonke. Nangona nje umgodi uyincoma inkxaso enkulu ebonakaliswa ziindawo zokuhlala ezingqongileyo ngeli lixa likabhubhane we-COVID-19, ubhubhane lo useza kuqhubeka ekhona phakathi kwethu ixesha elide elisezayo kwaye baseza kuba baninzi abantu abaza kuchaphazeleka. Ukunciphisa ifuthe kwimpilo yabantu bethu kunye nakwiinkonzo zempilo zikawonke-wonke kuza kudingeka inyameko kumntu ngamnye ekulandeleni iindlela zokuziphatha esaziyo ukuba zinganceda ekunqandeni ukunwenwa kwentsholongwane.

    Amaphando abanzi enziwe ziingcali zempilo kwihlabathi jikelele abonise ukuba ezi ndlela zilandelayo zokuziphatha zingabusindisa ubomi:

    • Ukunxiba isikhuseli sobuso esaziwa ngokuba yimaskhi xa ukwindawo kawonke-wonke
    • Ukuphepha ukuya kwiindawo ezinabantu abaninzi ezifana neendibano zoluntu kunye nakwiindawo ezineevenkile ezininzi
    • Ukuya kuphela kwimingcwabo yamalungu osapho asondeleyo xa kufanele, enabantu abangaphantsi kwama-50
    • Ukuqinisekisa ukuba imaskhi yakho iyayogquma impumlo nomlomo wakho
    • Ukuphuma ekhaya kuphela xa usiya emsebenzini, esikolweni, okanye ukuya kuthenga izinto ezizidingo ezibalulekileyo
    • Ukuqinisekisa ukuba awusondelelani nabanye abantu (umgama oyi-1.5 m ukuya kwi-2m nangaphezulu xa ukwazi) xa ungaphandle ekhaya
    • Ukuhlamba nokucoca ngesibulali-zintsholongwane izandla zakho rhoqo
    • Ukungabubambi ubuso bakho
    • Ukugoba ingqiniba ukhohlelele okanye uthimlele kuyo
    • Ukusebenzisa izithuthi zikawonke-wonke kuphela ukuba ngaba niyakwazi ukuhlala ngokuqelelana
    • Ukungasasazi iindaba ezingeyonyani
    • Ukuzixhobisa ngolwazi oluvela kwimithombo ethembakeleyo efana newebhusayithi ye-COVID-19 ethi: https://sacoronavirus.co.za/ kunye nakwiminxeba kazwelonke: Umnxeba weeMeko Zikaxakeka: 0800 029 999, Umnxeba weNkxaso ka-WhatsApp: 0600-123456

    UPuseletso Matete, iNtloko yoPhuhliso Oluzinzileyo nokuNgqongileyo eGold Fields’ South Deep Mine uthethe wenjenje: “Siqaphela ukuba abantu abaninzi abazinxibi iimaskhi xa bephuma kumakhaya abo, abayilandeli imigaqo yokungasondelelani kwaye babeka bona kwanabanye abantu esichengeni kwiimeko ezifana neendibano zabantu abaninzi, amaxesha amaninzi kwiindawo ezingaphangalelanga nalapho intsholongwane inokunwenwa ngokulula. Yinto eqinisekisiweyo ukuba imingcwabo emikhulu neendibano zoluntu zizo iindawo apho inwenwa ngokumandla kuzo intsholongwane ye-corona.”

    Nanjengokuba lisenyuka iqondo lokunwenwa kwentsholongwane ye-Corona eGauteng, kubonakale ukonyuka okumandla kwamanani abantu abosulelekileyo, kuquka nabantu abangaphantsi kweminyaka engama-60 nabangenazimeko zempilo abebekade benazo, nalapho ezinye zezi ezikhokelele ekuswelekeni kwabantu.

    “Kude kube ngoku iindawo zethu zokuhlala zibonise unakekelo novelwano olukhulu. Siyababongoza bonke abantu bethu – abasebenzi bethu kwakunye nabahlali beendawo zethu – ukuba bangaphumli kwaye bayilandele ngenyameko imigaqo yokuziphatha efanelekileyo efana nokunxiba iimaskhi xa bekwiindawo zikawonke-wonke. Nanjengokuba liye lisenyuka ngokonyuka inani labantu abaswelekayo nabosulelekayo mihla le elizweni nakwiphondo lethu, asinakubugxininisa ngokwaneleyo ukubaluleka kokunxiba iimaskhi,” utshilo uMatete.

    I-South Deep iyaluqonda uxanduva enalo lokunikezela ngenkxaso kunye namancedo kwiindawo zokuhlala kwaye, ngokubambisana neenkampani zasekuhlaleni ezifana neStitchWise kunye nemibutho engiyiyo ekarhulumente, inikezele ngeemaskhi ezingamawakawaka kumalungu eendawo zokuhlala kwaye iza kuqhubeka nokwenza oko njengenye yeenkonzo enikezela ngazo eluntwini.

    Ngokunxulumene nokuqinisekisa impilo kunye nokhuseleko lwabasebenzi emsebenzini, i-South Deep isungule imigaqo kunye neenkqubo zokuhlola ezisekelwe kwimingcipheko nenjongo yazo ikukunciphisa ukunwenwa kwentsholongwane ye-Corona emgodini. Abasebenzi bayahlolwa baze bachaze ngokwabo imeko yabo yezempilo yonke imihla ngaphambi kokuba bangene kwisayithi futhi abo bakrokrela ukuba banokuba bosulelekile, nabaye baneziphumo ezibonisa ukuba bosulelekile emva koko, babekwa bucala iintsuku ezili-14 ezicetyiswayo. Kwabo baqhubekayo nemisebenzi yabo kwisayithi, kukho iinkqubo ezingqongqo zokuqinisekisa ukungasondelelani kwabantu, ukulandela ucoceko olufanelekileyo, ukunxiba iimaskhi kunye nezinye iimpahla zokuzikhusela kwanokucoca ngezibulali-zintsholongwane iindawo ekusetyenzwa kuzo. Ezi ndlela zokuziphatha zizezona eziye zibaluleka nangakumbi, hayi nje kancinci, kwiNqanaba lesi-3 lokuMiswa kweeNtshukumo.

    Ukuthobela ezi ndlela zokuziphatha kwisayithi akungekhe kuncede xa ngaba zingalandelwa xa abantu bethu bebuyela kwiindawo abahlala kuzo.

    ”Njengabasebenzi kunye namalungu eendawo zethu zokuhlala, sonke sinoxanduva lokusebenza ngokubambisana ukukhusela thina, abasebenzi bethu bezempilo abangundoqo, abo baqinisekisa ukuthotyelwa komthetho, kunye nabanye ngokuthobela iindlela ezilungileyo zokuziphatha, mihla yonke, naphina apho sikhoyo. UMphathiswa wezeMpilo ulumkise ngelithi “uqhwithela lwe-COVID-19 ekudala ewulumkisa ngalo uMzantsi Afrika lufikile ngoku”. Kubalulekile ukuba umntu ngamnye athathe uxanduva kwaye abe nenyameko nangakumbi,” uphethe ngelitshoyo uMatete.

    Enquiries

    Memory Johnstone
    Mobile: +27 82 719 3081
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    Taryn van Olden
    Mobile: +27 79 527 6882
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Sven Lunsche
    Tel: +27 11 562 9763
    Mobile:+27 83 260 9279
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    Notes to editors

    About Gold Fields

    Gold Fields is a globally diversified gold producer with nine operating mines in Australia, Peru, South Africa and West Africa (including the Asanko JV), as well as one project in Chile. We have total attributable annual gold-equivalent production of 2.2Moz, attributable gold-equivalent Mineral Reserves of 51.3Moz and Mineral Resources of 115.7Moz. Our shares are listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and our American depositary shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

    Sponsor: J.P. Morgan Equities South Africa (Pty) Ltd

    I-South Deep icela imiphakathi ukuthi iziphathe ngendlela efanelekile njengoba i-coronavirus isabalala

    Ukugqoka imaski kanye nokugeza izandla ngamanzi nensipho noma ukusebenzisa i-sanitiser ezandleni kungasindisa izimpilo

    Westonaria, 13 July 2020: I-Gold Fields South Deep Mine ikhathazeke kakhulu ngokwanda kwesibalo sabantu emiphakathini yethu abangagqoki amamaski futhi abangakwenzi ukuqhelelana emphakathini. Nanoma imayini ithotshiswa kakhulu ukwesekwa okumangalisayo okukhonjiswa yimiphakathi eyizungezile ngesikhathi sobhubhane lwe-COVID-19, ubhubhane luzoba khona nasesikhathini esizayo futhi baningi abantu abazothinteka ngenxa yalokhu. Ukwehlisa umthelela empilweni yabantu bethu kanye nasohlelweni lwethu lwezempilo lukahulumeni sidinga ukuthi wonke umuntu aqikelele ngokuphathelene nendlela yokuziphatha esiyaziyo ukuthi ingasiza ukumisa ukusabalala kwegciwane.

      Imicwaningo ejulile eseyinziwe ongoti bezempilo emhlabeni wonke ikhombise ukuthi lezi zindlela zokuziphatha zingasindisa izimpilo:

    • Ukugqoka imaski njalo uma usendaweni yomphakathi
    • Ukugwema izindawo ezigcwele abantu ezifana nezindawo zokuhlanganyela kanye nezinxanxathela zezitolo
    • Ukuya kuphela emingcwabeni ye(yama)lungu omndeni aseduze uma kumele uye, enabantu abangaphansi kwabayi-50
    • Ukuqinisekisa ukuthi imaski yakho ilemboza ngokuphelele ikhala nomlomo wakho
    • Ukuphuma ekhaya kuphela ukuze uye emsebenzini, esikoleni noma ukuyothenga izinto ezibalulekile
    • Ukugcina ukuqhelelana (ngo-1.5 m ukuya ku-2 m nangaphezu kwalokho uma kungenzeka) ngaphandle kwekhaya
    • Ukugeza izandla kanye nokusebenzisa i-sanitiser ezandleni njalo
    • Ngokungazithinti ebusweni
    • Ngokukhwehlelela noma ukuthimulela endololwaneni egotshisiwe
    • Ngokusebenzisa kuphela izithuthi zomphakathi uma kuqhelelwana kuzo
    • Ngokungasabalalisi izindaba ezingelona iqiniso
    • Ngokuzihlomisa ngolwazi oluvela kwimithombo ethembekile efana nesizindalwazi se-COVID-19: https://sacoronavirus.co.za/ kanye nama-hotline kazwelonke: I-Emergency Hotline: 0800 029 999, Ucingo Lokweseka ku-WhatsApp: 0600-123456

    UPuseletso Matete, Inhloko ye-Sustainable Development and Environment e-Gold Fields’ South Deep Mine uqaphele ukuthi: “Siqaphele ukuthi abantu abaningi abawagqoki amamaski uma bephuma emakhaya abo, bayishaya indiva imikhombandlela yokuqhelelana emphakathini futhi bazifaka bona kanye nabanye abantu ezimweni eziyingozi kakhulu ezifana nokuhlanganyela kwamaqembu, okuvame okuba ezindaweni ezivalekile lapho igciwane lingasabalala khona kalula. Sekufakazelwe ukuthi imingcwabo emikhulu kanye nezindawo zokuhlanganyela komphakathi yikhona okusabalalisa kakhulu i-coronavirus.”

    Njengoba i-Coronavirus iba mandla eGauteng, sesikhuphuke kakhulu isibalo sabantu abathelelekile, abahlanganisa abantu abaneminyaka yobudala engaphansi kwengama-60 abangenazifo ebebenazo phambilini, kanti abanye babo baphethe ngokushona.

    ”Imiphakathi yethu seyikhombise ukunakekela kanye nozwela kuze kube manje. Sicela abantu bethu – abasebenzi kanye nemiphakathi yethu – ukuthi bangadebeseli nokuthi baqikelele ukuziphatha ngendlela efanele efana nokugqoka imaski emphakathini. Njengoba sanda isibalo sabashonayo kanye nabathelelekayo nsuku zonke ezweni lakithi kanye nasesifundazweni sethu, asisazi ukuthi singakugcizelela ngokwanele kanjani ukugqoka imaski,” kusho uMatete.

    I-South Deep yazisa isibophezelo sayo sokuhlinzeka ngokweseka kanye nezinsiza emiphakathini futhi, ngokubambisana nezinkampani zendawo ezifana ne- StitchWise kanye nezinhlangano ezingekho ngaphansi kukahulumeni, sebehlinzeke indathane yamamaski kumalungu omphakathi futhi izoqhubeka nokwenza lokhu njengenye yezinsiza zayo emphakathini.

    Ngokuphathelene nokuqinisekisa impilo kanye nokuphepha kwabasebenzi emsebenzini, i-South Deep seyiqalise izimiso kanye nezindlela zokuhlola ezisekelwe engozini ekhona ekuhloswe ngazo ukwehlisa ukusabalala kwe-Coronavirus emayini. Abasebenzi bayazihlola futhi bachaze isimo sabo sezempilo nsuku zonke ngaphambi kokuza esikhungweni futhi labo abasola ukuthi kungenzeka ukuthi banegciwane, futhi abagcina betholakele ukuthi banegciwane, baqhinqiswa ngabodwana izinsuku ezinconyiwe ekuyizinsuku eziyi-14. Kulabo abaqhubeka nomsebenzi wabo esikhungweni, kukhona izinhlelo ezinqala zokuqhelelana, ukugcina inhlanzeko ngendlela efanele, ukugqoka amamaski kanye nezinye izinsiza zokuzivikela kanye nokusetshenziswa kwezinsiza zokubulala amagciwane ezindaweni zokusebenzela. Le ndlela yokuziphatha seyibaluleke kakhulu, hhayi kancane, Kumvalelandlini Wezinga 3.

    Ukugcina le ndlela yokuziphatha esikhungweni angeke kusize ngalutho uma lokhu kungenziwa lapho abantu bethu sebebuyela emiphakathini yabo.

    “Njengabantu abaqashiwe kanye namalungu omphakathi, sonke sinesibophezelo sokuzivikela thina, abasebenzi bezempilo ababalulekile kakhulu, abaqinisekisa ukugcinwa komthetho, abasebenzi kanye nabanye ngokulandela indlela yokuziphatha efanele, nsuku zonke,noma ngabe sikuphi. UNgqongqoshe Wezempilo usexwayise ngokuthi “isishingishane se-COVID-19 okudala exwayisa ngaso abantu baseNingizimu Afrika sesifikile”. Kumele sonke senze okufanele futhi siqikelele nakakhulu kunakuqala,” kuphetha uMatete.

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    Notes to editors

    About Gold Fields

    Gold Fields is a globally diversified gold producer with nine operating mines in Australia, Peru, South Africa and West Africa (including the Asanko JV), as well as one project in Chile. We have total attributable annual gold-equivalent production of 2.2Moz, attributable gold-equivalent Mineral Reserves of 51.3Moz and Mineral Resources of 115.7Moz. Our shares are listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and our American depositary shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

    Sponsor: J.P. Morgan Equities South Africa (Pty) Ltd