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VantageGoldfieldsANA reports that workers at the doomed Lily gold mine in Barberton have been informed that they may begin to apply for voluntary severance packages as the mine has no money to pay their salaries yet.  

According to trade union Solidarity, a business rescue practitioner advised the workers this on Wednesday night, citing operational reasons and a lack of funding.  Lily Mine, owned by Vantage Goldfields, was placed under business rescue administration following a major collapse that led to three workers being trapped underground, and the subsequent closure of the mine.  Solidarity’s Gideon du Plessis indicated the necessary funding to pay the workers’ salaries for April and May, or any of their outstanding overtime and allowances, had not yet been secured.

  • Read this report in full at eNCA
  • Read Solidarity’s press statement in this regard at Solidarity online

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