Some gold mines in South Africa have been severely disabled by the xenophobic sentiment that has erupted across the country over the last few weeks. Most mines have not been operating for a full working week, as too much of their workforce had not reported for duty.  Many miners have returned to their countries of origin. Skills lost as a result of this will take time and money to replace.

Against this background Mining Review Africa will be hosting the Safety in Deep Mining Conference, which will focus, on among other issues, on measures to provide pragmatic solutions to the problems of xenophobia that pertain to mines and mineworkers.

This must-attend two-day conference which takes place 15-17 July in Johannesburg is dedicated to demonstrating how new technologies can benefit the industry whilst reviewing the drivers, standards, safety, social and environmental challenges facing deep and high stress mining.

A hands-on pre-conference workshop will evaluate the methodologies and technologies of high stress mining and examine the implementation of mine emergency management systems.