With only three months remaining in 2019, South Africa’s mining industry is on track to achieve the lowest number of fatalities in recorded history – having recorded 35 fatalities for 2019, as at 23 September 2019 – a marked improvement on the 81 fatalities suffered in 2018.
The Department of Mineral Resources and its tripartite stakeholders have reviewed the health and safety performance of the mining sector and developed strategies to accelerate the achievement of the goal of zero harm.
TSX-listed gold miner SEMAFO has reported that an armed incident occurred between the town of Fada and the Boungou mine site in the Est region of Burkina Faso which resulted in the death of five gendarmes and one sub-contractor employee.
"This situation is unparalleled in Sibanye-Stillwater’s history and my entire 40-year career. I am saddened and traumatised."
The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa has called for the prosecution of mine bosses for the high levels of fatalities in the mining sector.
Dual-listed Sibanye-Stillwater regrets to advise that there has been an incident at its Kloof Ikamva shaft involving five employees who entered an abandoned working place.
Concerns that a plateau has been reached in reducing fatalities in the mining industry saw Sibanye-Stillwater host a safety and health summit to review how the sector should overcome this in its ambition to achieve zero harm.
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.
Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe has called for increased vigilance on health and safety in the sector. This follows three fatalities which have been...
Following the underground fire at Impala Platinum’s (Implats) 14 Shaft on Friday, 22 January 2016 in which four employees lost their lives, mine management...
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