UPDATE 1-S.Africa’s Sibanye confirms over 2,000 layoffs at gold mines

(Previously datelined Johannesburg, adds detail) WESTONARIA, South Africa, Nov 1 (Reuters) – South African precious metals producer Sibanye-Stillwater confirmed on Wednesday that it had laid off more than 2,000 gold miners as it shuts its loss-making Cooke shafts where illegal mining syndicates have plagued its operations. Layoffs are a […]