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2018 – Issue 9


Quality air means quality of life in light of WHO statistics

Global statistics from the World Health Organisation estimate there were 25 000 deaths from pneumoconiosis and 46 000 deaths from silicosis in 2013.
De Beers

No diamond is worth a life says De Beers

De Beers considers its number one priority safety as a living value that the company continuously strives to ensure from the CEO down.

Mining industry commits to Zero Harm through Minerals Council

The Minerals Council South Africa launched the National Day of Safety & Health in Mining 2018 campaign for the shared goal of Zero Harm.

Moving towards sustainable and safer mining

Safety management remains a key challenge for mining companies. A regression in safety performance has been recorded for the first time in a decade.
Thor Explorations

Thor Explorations: capitalising on first mover advantage

TSXV-listed Thor Explorations has capitalised on its first-mover advantage in the under-explored country of Nigeria.

Roxgold bold for gold in Burkina Faso

Few mining companies in Africa, or even further afield, can boast a challenge-free existence, but TSX-listed Roxgold can.

Nigeria’s mining sector optimistic future, but challenges need resolution

EY says the Nigerian mining industry can be described as unique as the country is endowed with over 40 natural resources, some are yet to be unlocked.

Mining Indaba: Milestone birthday celebrations & top notch attendees

President of Ghana has confirmed as keynote speaker for Mining Indaba's 25th anniversary celebrations in 2019.

Lycopodium builds on past successes with local expansion

Lycopodium has expanded its footprint in southern Africa by opening an office in Johannesburg to extend its service offering resources to the gold and base metals sectors. Having established its pedigree in the delivery of...
Mines Rescue Services

Mines Rescue Services: unsung heroes of emergency rescue

In a country which hosts the the world’s deepest mines hundreds of elite Mines Rescue Services teams risk their lives to react to emergencies situation.