Mantashe sets out vision for DMR and doesn’t hold back

Never one to mince his words DMR Minister, Gwede Mantashe, has lambasted the status quo with regards to his department being rife and stalled by corruption and endless loops of red-tape when trying to get mining projects up and running.

Chamber of Mines maintains its stance on safety

Ensuring the safety of mining industry colleagues must be the industry’s upper most priority, says the Chamber of Mines.
South Africa

Major concerns about safety in South African mines

Trade union Solidarity has expressed grave concern about mine safety in South Africa in the wake of the recent accident at Sibanye-Stillwater’s Masakhane shaft at Driefontein.

Fall of ground safety incidents under the spotlight

The South African Chamber of Mines notes that joint industry efforts have focused on most intensively on fall of ground safety incidents over the past several years.

Death toll climbs to 7 at Sibanye-Stillwater’s Driefontein mine

Sibanye-Stillwater confirmed over the weekend that the remaining three trapped workers at its Driefontein Masakhane shaft did not survive the seismic event, but were recovered and brought to surface.

Mantashe urges Sibanye-Stillwater to prioritise health and safety

Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe extends his condolences to the families and friends of workers at Sibanye-Stillwater’s Driefontein operations, who lost their lives after they were trapped underground following a seismic event at the mine.

Sibanye-Stillwater suspends operations at Driefontein shaft, three workers still trapped

Following a seismic event at Sibanye-Stillwater’s Masakhane shaft at Driefontein yesterday, four people, of 13 trapped underground, have succumbed to their fatal injuries.
Mining Charter

Silicosis and TB class action suit reaches settlement agreement

The legal team representing claimants in the silicosis and tuberculosis class action litigation - and the Occupational Lung Disease Working Group represented by various mining houses have reached a settlement.

Mobile standby solutions a key driver in enhancing mining safety

Power failures at underground mines – which over the years have resulted from factors ranging from lightning strikes to load shedding – pose significant safety risks.

BDO’S Energy 2020 vision – The near future of mining

By accounting and advisory firm BDO national head of advisory and managing partner Bert Lopes. Mining is in the early stages of the Fourth Industrial...

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