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HIV Infection

Platinum health risk study due to be published by year-end

Pathologists at the South African National Institute for Occupational Health (NIOH) have examined the hearts and lungs of more than 100 000 mineworkers to date, including almost 13 000 platinum mineworkers. The results of research on the health...
24th August 2012
Mining in Africa

Mining firms fight diseases 
facing industry

Africa has been hit harder by the HIV/Aids virus than any other region of the world. As increasing numbers of people who acquired HIV over the past years become ill, mining companies operating in the region are tackling the problem in several...
10th July 2009
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Daily podcast – July 23, 2008 Audio Available

Jacob Maroga In today's podcast: industrial, mining and property investors are still in a state of confusion over Eskom's approach to new electricity connections, the number of mining engineering-specific graduates is still shockingly low, and shareholders in...
23rd July 2008
Education and Training

HIV/Aids education and training needed to improve productivity

With an estimated 11,4% of South Africa’s population infected with HIV/Aids , this disease has become a pandemic that is increasingly threatening the efficiency and productivity of the country’s workforce.
5th May 2006
Mining Services

Mechanisation tradition

Following on the privatisation of the Zambian copper-mines, it was recognised that there was urgent need to improve and upgrade the existing labourforce, particularly in the area of technical skills, explains GM of Sandvik Mining and Construction...
2nd September 2005
Ferrous Metals

ASA Metals builds on quality

ASA Metals Burgersfort is exploding.
25th March 2005
Breaking News

Testing, counselling key to miner's Aids fight

Mining giant Anglo American's voluntary counselling and testing (VCT) programme has become a key component at its operations and now the company has embarked on a rigorous VCT programme at its Johannesburg head office.
3rd December 2004
Breaking News

Mine inspectors to scrutinise equipment suppliers

Equipment manufacturers and suppliers have a duty of care to ensure the occupational safety and health of miners, said May Hermanus, chief inspector of mines at the Department of Minerals and Energy.
10th May 2004
Diversified Miners

BRPM expansion on track

Martin Stander The Bafokeng Rasimone platinum mine (BRPM) project is an unincorporated joint venture between RBRM and Anglo American Platinum’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Rustenburg Platinum Mines(RPM).
2nd April 2004
Breaking News

Explosives firm report Aids-programme success

Johannesburg-based explosives company African Explosives (AEL) has reached a milestone concerning Aids awareness, treatment and prevention in a cost-efficient manner, an independent-survey reveals.
11th March 2004
Breaking News

Oz miner unaware of any takeover talks

Shares in Emperor Mines eased yesterday after the company said it was not aware of any takeover plans by fellow gold miner Durban Roodepoort Deep (DRD) of South Africa.
12th September 2003
5 Hollard Street June 20

Bringing the underground Aids fight to surface

Today up to 30 per cent of the mining industry’s workforce is living with HIV/ Aids. It is important that we continuously ask ourselves critical questions about what we are collectively as an industry and as a nation, going to do, to ensure...
20th June 2003
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