Cooke underground closes but 1 640 Beatrix jobs saved – Sibanye

The underground mining operations at the Cooke 1, 2 and 3 gold mining shafts on the West Rand have been placed on care and maintenance resulting in the retrenchment of 2 025 employees, in addition to the 1 350 who took voluntary separation packages, precious metals mining company Sibanye-Stillwater said on Wednesday. However, 1 640 jobs at Sibanye-Stillwater’s Beatrix West in the Free State have been preserved, provided the gold operation averages a profit across any continuous three-months period, after accounting for all-in sustaining costs.