New Lily Mine owners set to resume operations after three year hiatus

2018-08-15 06:45

The new owners of Lily and Barbrook Mines in Mpumalanga say they are ready to resume operations after nearly three years of non-activity.

No closure in Lily Mine disaster without loved ones' bodies - Sanco

2017-02-06 08:06

Without the bodies of their loved ones, the families of the three victims of the Lily Mine disaster will not find closure, Sanco has said.

NUM supports Lily Mine workers protest to demand salaries

2017-02-04 20:00

The National Union of Mineworkers has announced its supports for workers and communities in the Lily mine in Barberton who are demanding salaries.

Lily Mine closure is bad for business

2017-02-03 12:36

Since the Lily Mine was mothballed, life has been harder for the owner of a spaza shop in nearby Louieville.

Heartbroken Lily Mine families still waiting to say goodbye

2017-02-03 12:36

The families of the three Lily Mine workers trapped underground a year ago are hoping their remains will be exhumed one day so they can say their goodbyes.

Lily miners not forgotten, says minister

2016-04-19 21:37

The three mineworkers from Lily Mine who were trapped underground following a series of collapses in February have not been forgotten, Minister of Mineral Resources Mosebenzi Zwane says.

Unions unhappy as Lily Mine goes into business rescue

2016-04-11 13:26

Unions are unhappy that Lily Mine has gone into business rescue in a bid to resume operations, while efforts to find three trapped miners remain suspended.

Husband of trapped Lily Mine worker: Black lives don't matter

2016-04-01 07:55

A man whose wife was trapped along with two other mineworkers at Lily Mine outside Barberton in Mpumalanga says life has been miserable without the mother of their four children.

New entrance to be drilled at Lily Mine

2016-03-10 18:27

Plans are afoot to drill a new entrance into Lily Mine to recover the container and its occupants that fell into a sinkhole, Vantage Goldfields CEO Mike McChesney says.

Ground too unstable to carry out Lily Mine recovery

2016-03-06 18:29

Unstable ground and rock falls at the Lily Gold Mine in Barberton, Mpumalanga are making it impossible for recovery teams to go down and retrieve the container where three workers are still trapped.


Food parcels and jobs for Barberton community affected by Lily Mine tragedy

2017-02-14 17:03

Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza has committed to providing jobs to residents of Barberton following a meeting with the families of the three trapped Lily Mine workers.

Lily mine accident: Law must take its course, says Zwane

2017-02-05 12:30

The Department of Mineral concluded its investigations into the Lily Mine disaster and the law must now take its course, says Mines Minister Mosebenzi Zwane.

'My life came to a standstill when she left' - husband of Lily Mine victim

2017-02-03 12:36

Christopher Nkambule, whose wife Pretty was trapped underground in the Lily Mine collapse a year ago, is lost without the woman he shared everything with.

'There is no closure' - sister of Lily Mine worker

2017-02-03 12:36

The sister of trapped Lily Mine worker Solomon Nyirenda says the bracelet around her wrist with his name on it is the only thing she has left of him.

Lily Mine remembrance service postponed due to 'threats'

2017-02-03 08:41

Lily Mine has cancelled its remembrance service in honour of three mineworkers who died in a tragic mining accident last year.

Amcu leader slams Lily Mine over delayed recovery of bodies

2016-04-11 18:08

Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa has criticised Lily Mine's delay in retrieving the bodies of three of its employees, who are still trapped underground.

Lily Mine tragedy could have been prevented - Solidarity

2016-04-01 16:34

Trade union Solidarity has claimed it has proof that the Lily Mine tragedy could have been prevented.

Hope is slowly fading – Lily Mine boss

2016-03-10 19:28

Things seem bleak for the families of the three miners trapped underground at Lily Gold Mine in Mpumalanga as the CEO of Vantage Goldfields admitted hope was fading.

Lily Mine still not safe enough for rescue attempt - experts

2016-03-07 18:56

Experts lowered into a man-made shaft at the Lily Mine to assess the viability of resuming rescue operations have had to be pulled back out due to visible cracks and uneven texture in the mine.

We will get Lily Mine workers out, alive or not - Minister Zwane

2016-02-24 14:07

Everything possible is being done to rescue the three people still trapped in the Lily Mine in Mpumalanga, Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane says.

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