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MINING HEALTH

NUM to demand 'justice' for silicosis sufferers at Anglo AGM

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Representatives of South Africa’s National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) planned to attend mining giant Anglo American’s annual general meeting, taking place this afternoon, to demand “justice” for former gold miners suffering from silicosis....
24th April 2014
 
 
SOUTH AFRICAN MINING

Permanent mining exhibition opened at Sci-Bono

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INTERACTIVE EXHIBIT
The interactive exhibit was built in-house by Sci-Bono 
Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) president Marek Dworzanowski says “the mining industry in South Africa still has a bright future ahead of it”.
18th April 2014
 
 
UNDERGROUND MINING

‘Making a plan’ may help tackle problems but poses safety issues – CoM’s Phakathi

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SAFE WORKING CONDITIONS
Unofficial work practices, such as planisa, need to be incorporated when conceptualising factors that influence the organisation of work, safety and productivity in mining operations
Formalised work practices in the deep-level mining sector can benefit much from the informal working practice of making a plan, or planisa, South Africa Chamber of Mines (CoM) deputy head of safety and sustainable development Dr Sizwe Phakathi...
18th April 2014
 
 
MINING INVESTMENT

Worrying technical corner-cutting needs to be nipped in bud Video Available

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Worrying technical corner-cutting was sneaking into the mining industry and needed to be nipped in the bud, The Mineral Corporation MD Frank Gregory said on Thursday. Speaking to Mining Weekly Online in the attached video interview, the...
17th April 2014
 
 
LEGISLATIVE ENVIRONMENT

Campaign under way to pay unclaimed R5bn to 200 000 ex-mineworkers Video Available

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Teba CEO Graham Herbert (right) and Martin Creamer JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – A campaign is under way in the mining industry to find more than 200 000 former mineworkers who are owed at least R5-billion in unpaid provident fund, occupational disease and service-award claims. Disabled or...
16th April 2014
 
 
HEALTH & SAFETY

Fatalities reported at Yancoal mine

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ASX-listed Yancoal Australia has halted production at its Austar coal mine, in New South Wales, following the death of two employees. The miner reported on Wednesday that a team of employees had been working at the underground operation when a...
16th April 2014
 
 
Mozambique

Attack halts coal trains in central Mozambique

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The current insecurity in central Mozambique directly affected the country’s coal mining sector for the first time at the beginning of the month. A Vale Mozambique freight train, running from the company’s mine at Moatize, in Tete province, to...
11th April 2014
 
 
MINING & THE ENVIRONMENT

Mintails spends R1.5bn on mine closures, budgets R85m for next 20 years

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MARK BRUNE 
There are about 5.5-billion tons of gold mine tailings spread over Johannesburg’s goldfields
South Africa-focused tailings extractor Mintails has, to date, invested R1.5-billion in its mine closure operations and expects to spend an additional R85-million on closure costs by the time it ceases its planned operation in 20 years.
11th April 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
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