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SarWatch Writer
Minerals Council South Africa shares SARW on industry’s role regarding COVID-19 vaccine

When the first Covid-19 cases were reported in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) in March 2020, no one could have prepared for the devastation that the virus would bring. Countries responded swiftly (and rightly so) to the global public health emergency but this has had unintended consequences as a result of the ongoing economic fallout that followed.

The well-intended safety measures to minimise the spread of Covid-19, including a ban on most normal economic and social activities, have affected different populations in different ways. Mining communities are among those who have been disproportionally impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. As local and global economies slowed down in response to severe lockdown restrictions, mining communities were deprived of their livelihoods and their sources of income dried up.

Here are the full positions of SARW and the Minerals Council South Africa

SARW Appeal for a Just and Equitable Distribution of the COVID-19 Vaccine to Include Mining Communities

Mining industry committed to support national COVID-19 vaccine roll-out effort

 

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