Another employee have been located, while two employees remain unaccounted for.
It confirmed Friday that rescue teams had freed 10 of the 13 trapped mineworkers, with four having succumbed to their injuries and six in hospital.
We "will continue to make every effort to locate the remaining five employees who are unaccounted for, and return all the employees safely to surface", the company said in an updated statement on Thursday.
The minerals department said the gold sector had seen an increase in fatalities this year, with Sibanye-Stillwater as one of the main contributors.
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Two miners were killed and five others were still missing underground after an quake hit the Masakhane gold mine west of Johannesburg, the Sibanye-Stillwater company said on Thursday.
"In late March, NUM said data showed that almost a third of fatalities in the mining industry since January had occurred at Sibanye Stillwater mines". "This suggests that greater attention be paid to issues of safety, particularly the protection of the lives of workers, as opposed to the insistence of chasing production".
One employee was fatally injured at the Driefontein operations on February 12 and two employees fatally injured at the Kloof operations on February 7. The company also produces platinum and has operations in the United States.
Mantashe has urged rescue workers not to give up until all the trapped miners are accounted for.