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Harmony gold miners trapped underground

Nine miners remain unnaccounted for while eight are trapped in a refuge bay a mile underground after a fire broke out at Harmony Gold's Doornkop mine.

‘Radical’ TB trial fails to help SA miners

A study has explained that a treatment, described as "radical" by researchers, has not helped cut down tuberculosis infections among SA gold miners.

The lure of past riches

The links of illegal mining with Jo'burg's ?heyday provide a rich seam for photography.

Miners: This is how we live

Why do miners strike? The M&G spoke to residents of a township near Gold Fields, who live without electricity and proper toilets.

Marikana was not just about migrant labour

The system is on its way out but its legacy endures - in low wages and dwindling union membership.

Sibanye Gold plans to shed 1 600 jobs

At least 1 600 jobs could be affected at Sibanye Gold as it restructures its support services, says the company.

Going the extra mile pays off for miners’ stranded beneficiaries

Cultural issues, bureaucracy and costs often prevent miners from accessing benefits due to them. Mandi Smallhorne reports.

Fired Kumba miners now destitute

Workers have turned to the union they scorned at the time of the unprotected strike - the National Union Mineworkers.

Search for 100 miners believed dead in Sudan comes to an end

The search for about 100 workers believed to have died inside a collapsed gold mine in Sudan's Darfur region has ended, says a miner.

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Satanists say ‘hell no’ to gatherings during level three

Because of Covid-19, the newly formed South Africa Satanic Church will not emerge from the shadows under new lockdown rules

Judge trashes entire lockdown regime as constitutionally flawed

The high court ruling will delight gatvol South Africans but is unlikely to stand the test of time

The backlogs, denials and future of testing Covid-19

The National Health Laboratory Services finally admitted to a bottleneck last week, after denying there were any issues since April. According to the service, the backlog of 80 000 tests started in the first week of May

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Former bursary student hits a six and lands top job at WPCA

Thuthuka Bursary recipient Tennyson Botes decided to make a difference in his community — and he's doing exactly that

SANRAL to professionalise its finance division with world-class professional accounting designations

'It is about how I can get my staff to acquire more skills and sharpen those skills that they already have,' says SANRAL CFO Inge Mulder

Empowering his people to unleash their potential

'Being registered as an AGA(SA) means you are capable of engineering an idea and turning it into money,' says Raymond Mayekisa

What is an AGA(SA) and AT(SA) and why do they matter?

If your company has these qualified professionals it will help improve efficiencies and accelerate progress by assisting your organisation to perform better

Mining company uses rich seam of technology to gear up for Covid-19

Itec Direct technology provides instant temperature screening of staff returniing to the workplace with no human contact

Covid-19 and Back to School Webinar

If our educators can take care of themselves, they can take care of the children they teach

5G technology is the future

Besides a healthcare problem Covid-19 is also a data issue and 5G technology, with its lightning speed, can help to curb its spread

JTI off to court for tobacco ban: Government not listening to industry or consumers

The tobacco ban places 109 000 jobs and 179 000 wholesalers and retailers at risk — including the livelihood of emerging farmers

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