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Sibanye-Stillwater suffers another employee fatality

Sibanye-Stillwater has suffered another employee fatality, this time at its Khomanani mine at the Driefontein operation.

Automation: Making mining sexy again

In response to the growing reality that mines across the globe need to improve employee safety while simultaneously compensating for increasingly difficult-to-mine ore-bodies and lower grades, Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology is focusing intensively on its wide array of automation solutions.
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Blast monitoring takes the shock out of mining compliance reporting

Blast monitoring in mining is an important tool to measure your impact on surrounding structures and nearby communities when it comes to compliance reporting.
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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.
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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.
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Energy 2020 vision: the near future of mining

Driverless technology, deep-sea excavations and mining expeditions on the moon were once just the ideas of sci-fi movies. Today, they’re realities or just around...

Atlas Copco new Diamec Smart series increases safety in underground drilling

Atlas Copco has introduced core drilling rigs that eliminate many of the hazardous operations for mines involved in underground core drilling. The risk of handling...

Steel wire mesh tunnel support by Geobrugg ensures safety

Codelco, the operator of the largest century-old underground copper mine El Teniente in Chile, commissioned Swiss safety net and mesh net company Geobrugg  to provide...

Wireless ‘shaft to shaft’ connectivity promotes safer mines

When it comes to safety, health, environment and quality (SHEQ) the South African mining industry has a less than favourable image. However, this bad...

It is incumbent on all stakeholders to prevent deaths on South...

In May 1995 I was the chief safety officer when a massive tragedy occurred at Shaft No. 2 at the Vaal Reefs gold mine....

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