Operations at the mine have, in the meantime, been placed on hold, however essential activities remain ongoing.
Families of the Lily mineworkers, who died in the mine in 2016, said government is dragging its feet in recovering the remains of the bodies.
Following a request from Numsa, the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) has offered to mediate in the Lanxess mine protest.
Five lives lost in less than a week…
What a massive, massive relief for us all