Blasting operations at Tau Lekoa gold mine halted after seismic event kills another worker

2020-01-26 10:53

All blasting operations at Tau Lekoa gold mine have been stopped after an employee was killed in a rockfall following two seismic events underground near Orkney in the North West, Village Main Reef Limited confirmed on Sunday.

'Will I come back dead?' the human costs of South Africa's gold

2018-09-10 11:54

After more than two decades of improving mine safety since the end of apartheid, South Africa’s progress has stalled with an increase in gold-mining deaths.

Five miners dead after fire breaks out at Limpopo mine

2018-07-15 21:34

Five mineworkers have died and a sixth is still trapped underground after a fire broke out at a copper mine in Limpopo, says the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union.


Cosatu slams Mantashe, echoes calls to amend mine health and safety act

2019-03-06 14:54

Trade union federation Cosatu has slammed Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe’s statement that bringing criminal charges against mining bosses for fatalities at mines will cripple the industry.

Fatalities on the rise in grim year for mining

2018-08-23 20:40

Injuries have decreased in mining operations over the past year - but at the same time, deaths have increased, more than doubling in some sub-sectors.

20 deaths so far in 2018: the Sibanye-Stillwater blame game

2018-06-21 05:45

With the death toll this year alone at Sibanye-Stillwater operations reaching 20, Fin24 looks at the reactions to the deaths of five miners at the Kloof Ikamva shaft near Westonaria.

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