Mine gives thanks

2016-08-17 06:00
Employees who celebrated the day together. Photo: Supplied

Employees who celebrated the day together. Photo: Supplied

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EVERY year on 4 August, Kolomela mine gives thanks. It is on this special day that the mine performed its first bush clearing and moved the first soil back in 2009.

In a moment of silence a tribute was paid to one of the mining company’s employees, Grahame Skansi, who lost his life at the mine at the beginning of this year.

The message “Good safety leads to good production” was emphasised by Kolomela mine’s general manager, Aart van den Brink, during the ceremony.

He appealed to staff members to “focus clearly on every task that we do, in mind, body and soul.”

The initiative was also to show that Kumba Iron Ore, a business unit of Anglo American is at the heart of its focus as they define its success.

Kolomela is reported to have shown remarkable flexibility through the recent changes in the business and the Kolomela leadership team. Van den Brink thanked everybody for their contribution to Kolomela’s achievement thus far.

“In order for us to deliver complete success, we have to demonstrate safety excellence. Let us as Kolomela take ownership for the success of this mine, so that we can gather again on this day in 2017 and give thanks by reflecting on our achievements.”

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