Skip to content

Amplats CEO Says Women Don’t Feel Safe in South African Mines

  • Anglo Platinum CEO Natascha Viljoen comments at conference
  • Rio report in February highlighted abuse of women in mining
Natascha Viljoen
Natascha Viljoen

Source: AngloAmerican Platinum Ltd.

Updated on

Natascha Viljoen, chief executive officer of Anglo American Plc’s platinum business, said women don’t feel safe working underground in South African mines.

While the mining industry’s toxic culture is no secret, an explosive report from Rio Tinto Group in February laid bare the scale and severity of the problem. The abuse of women in mines from Australia to South Africa is increasing investor scrutiny of the world’s biggest mining companies.