mining safety

 
Transforming South African mines into ‘zero-harm tolerance’ zones for all workers
Transforming South African mines into ‘zero-harm tolerance’ zones for all workers
To adequately address the working conditions in the South African mining sector is to pursue safety over profiteering. For many years, improvements...
Mine’s safety record fatality-free for five years — until February
Mine’s safety record fatality-free for five years — until February
In the five years leading up to 2018, Sibanye had “industry leading safety rates”, with Sibanye’s Southern African mines achieving 3.4-million fatality free shifts in late 2017, according to Sibanye’s head of investor relations, James Wellsted. There were also no fatalities for...
Workers leak details of potentially lethal conditions at Guptas' Tegeta coal mine
Workers leak details of potentially lethal conditions at Guptas' Tegeta coal mine
Blasting within 500m of passing traffic without safety measures in place, resuming operations within days of having been suspended, and strangling...
Marikana was not just about migrant labour
Marikana was not just about migrant labour
Many commentators, including Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, blame last year's Marikana massacre on the migrant labour system. They claim...
[Video]Revealed: Zim's illegal gold panning crisis
[Video]Revealed: Zim's illegal gold panning crisis
Footage obtained by the M&G shows unemployed Zimbabweans turning to illegal gold mining in a desperate bid to make money, resulting in many deaths.
TB control in mines disappoints
TB control in mines disappoints
Researchers are sorely disappointed by the results of a large-scale study that aimed to cut the rate of tuberculosis among South Africa's gold...
AngloGold bears loss in revamped mining safety standards
AngloGold bears loss in revamped mining safety standards
AngloGold Ashanti, the world's third-largest gold producer, became the latest South African miner to report a surge in output-disrupting safety...
New mine safety regulations due in SA by 2012
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,...
Miners rescued after 24 hour wait
Miners rescued after 24 hour wait
All 167 mine workers at the Blyvooruitzicht gold mine near Carletonville in the North West were safely brought to the surface more than 24 hours...
Safety first, says Kumba at release of results
Safety first, says Kumba at release of results
Kumba Iron Ore remains committed to zero harm, and safety continues to be the company's top priority, chief executive Chris Griffith told a results...
Two dead in Gold Fields mine accident
Two dead in Gold Fields mine accident
South African gold miner Gold Fields confirmed on Thursday that two employees have been killed at the group's Kloof mine, near Westonaria, west of...
Disaster averted -- this time
Disaster averted -- this time
Mining is and always will be a dangerous business. But every time there is a seismic event, a rockfall, or, as happened this week, a broken lift, a...

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