Mining Deaths

NUM, Amcu demand action after six miners killed in Limpopo blaze

The copper mine confirmed on Monday morning that six workers were killed after a blaze erupted in its underground operation in Phalaborwa

Sibanye-Stillwater boss ‘traumatised’ by surge in mine deaths

The death toll at Sibanye-Stillwater's operations this year alone stands at more than 20

Death toll at Sibanye-Stillwater mine rises to four, one miner still missing

​A fourth miner has been found dead at an abandoned working area of a mine owned by Sibanye-Stillwater while a fifth miner remains unaccounted for

Mine tragedies are not a numbers game

Death statistics are too crude a measure of the human tragedies that take place at South Africa’s mines.
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Every death is one too many

Stringent laws (and vigilant unions) mean that going even deeper to get gold should not reverse the trend of improved safety in mining.

NUM leader shot dead in front of Lonmin mine

A National Union of Mineworkers leader has been shot dead and another wounded at a Lonmin platinum mine in South Africa, says the union.

NUM bleeds both workers and lives

A slow, sure, violent implosion appears to be building in South Africa's largest and formerly most powerful union - the National Union of Mineworkers.

Five miners killed in fire at Driefontein mine

Five miners have died at Gold Fields' Driefontein mine in Carletonville on the West Rand after a fire broke out on Saturday night.

China says over 2 400 dead in coal mines in 2010

A total of 2 433 people died in coal mine accidents in China last year, a senior work safety official said on Friday.

Chinese mine disaster kills 20

A coal mine accident in China has killed 20 miners and left another 17 missing underground, amid fresh concerns over the country's lethal mines.

Press Releases

Boosting safety for cargo and drivers

The use of a telematics system for fleet vehicles has proved to be an important tool in helping to drive down costs and improve efficiency, says MiX Telematics Africa.

Silencing the guns and firearms amnesty

Silencing the guns and firearms amnesty

Gender-based violence is an affront to our humanity

Gender-based violence is an affront to our humanity

UK-Africa investment summit 2020: Think Africa Invest SA

UK-Africa investment summit 2020: Think Africa Invest SA

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South Africans unsure of what to expect in 2020

Almost half (49%) of South Africans, 15 years and older, agree or strongly agree that they view 2020 with optimism.