Mine Deaths

Turkey jails mine bosses over 2014 disaster that killed 301

The accident in May 2014 killed 301 people when one of the pits of the Soma mine became engulfed by flames and carbon monoxide gas

Shabangu to visit Harmony mine after workers’ deaths

While the search continues for one miner after the news of the death of eight others, the minister will visit Harmony Gold's Doornkop mine.

Eight miners’ bodies recovered at Harmony after fire

Reports say the bodies of eight miners have been recovered after a fire and rock fall at a gold mine in Jo'burg, while one miner remains missing.

State sends condolences to dead miners’ families and friends

The department of mineral resources has sent condolences to family and friends of the five mineworkers killed during a fire at a Gold Fields shaft.

Mine ‘carnage’ worries Susan Shabangu

Susan Shabangu described the mounting death toll in SA's mines as "carnage", adding there is a link between the pursuit of profits and the body count.

New mine safety regulations due in SA by 2012

South Africa is looking at revised safety regulations to help tackle rising mine deaths in the world's top platinum and a major gold producer.

NUM due to protest over mine deaths

The National Union of Mineworkers is planning protests and a day of mourning to highlight its concerns over mining fatalities.

SA mines face shutdown over deaths

The National Union of Mineworkers may shut the sector down for a day to protest a recent surge in mining deaths, it was reported on Friday.

Harmony stops operations at SA mine

Harmony Gold said on Thursday that it had stopped operations at its Joel mine in South Africa after an employee died in an accident.

Dozens killed in Pakistan mine blast

The death toll from methane gas explosions in a coal mine in Pakistan's south-western province of Baluchistan rose to 45 on Monday.

AngloPlat suspends operations at Thembelani

Anglo Platinum, the world's top platinum producer, on Monday halted operations at its Thembelani mine after a worker died in an accident.

Worker dies at Harmony mine

A winch operator died at Harmony Gold Mining Company's Bambanani mine in the Free State after a ground fall, NUM said on Thursday.

Press Releases

New-style star accretion bursts dazzle astronomers

Associate Professor James O Chibueze and Dr SP van den Heever are part of an international team of astronomers studying the G358-MM1 high-mass protostar.

2020 risk outlook: Use GRC to build resilience

GRC activities can be used profitably to develop an integrated risk picture and response, says ContinuitySA.

MTN voted best mobile network

An independent report found MTN to be the best mobile network in SA in the fourth quarter of 2019.

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Is your tertiary institution accredited?

Rosebank College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education, which is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training.

VUT chancellor, Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi, dies

The university conferred the degree of Doctor of Science Honoris Causa on Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi for his outstanding leadership contributions to maths and science education development.

Innovate4AMR now in second year

SA's Team pill-Alert aims to tackle antimicrobial resistance by implementing their strategic intervention that ensures patients comply with treatment.

Medical students present solution in Geneva

Kapil Narain and Mohamed Hoosen Suleman were selected to present their strategic intervention to tackle antimicrobial resistance to an international panel of experts.