Byline: Levhuwani Matumba

Sasol recorded four more cases of Covid-19 after the tracing of employees who had contact with the employee that was diagnosed positive on Sunday, 17 May 2020.

According to the statement sent out by Sasol, 28 employees have been traced and tested, as first and second contacts.

Four employees tested positive, eight employees have tested negative and 16 test results remain outstanding. 

This brings the total number of positive cases at Sasol Mining to five.

Rethabile Ndjibu, Senior Manager, Communication and Brand Management speaking on behalf of Head of Group Media Relations, Alex Anderson said Sasol Mining has controls in place, aligned to the Department of Health regulations, to ensure it safeguards the health and wellbeing of its employees.

These measures seek to minimise the further spread of COVID-19 and include protocols to manage positive cases.

On Monday 18 May, the MEC for Health in Mpumalanga, Ms Sasekani Manzini, visited Shondoni Colliery to review compliance to the gazetted level 4 regulations and verify the state of readiness for various levels, especially alert system level 3.

“Sasol remains committed to the safety and health of its employees, service providers and the community,” said Ndjibu.