The Sibanye-Stillwater mining company said a massive power outage had prevented lifts from bringing the night shift to the surface at the Beatrix gold mine, near the central city of Welkom.
Hurricane Hermine swept onto Florida's Gulf coast early Friday with winds and heavy rain causing flooding and cutting power to tens of thousands of people, with officials warning of "life threatening" conditions.
India's power minister was left red-faced Friday after the electricity went out during a press conference in New Delhi held to highlight the country's achievements in reducing power cuts.
A Palestinian woman stands in her house as a kerosene lamp lightens a dark room during a power cut in Beit Lahiya town in the northern Gaza Strip yesterday.
Sri Lanka suffered its worst nationwide power cut in 20 years causing water shortages, transport and trade disruptions across the country, officials said.