Sibanye Stillwater launched their National Day of Safety and Health initiative which will take place during August and September 2018 with individual safety days planned at the gold mine operations.

The theme for the Safety Days was to re-commit to the target of zero harm and that every mine worker shall return from work unharmed, every day. To reach the goal of zero harm requires a collaborative effort from all stakeholders and can be achieved if everyone works together.

Video messages played to the audience which included employees, the Minerals Council and company executives. Employees were encouraged to use the Mine Health and Safety Act section 22 and 23 procedures and to report incidents of victimisation when exercising their right to withdraw from an unsafe workspace.

Beatrix Mine - 8 September 2018

On 8 September 2018 Beatrix Mine held a Safety and Health Day at which employees were treated to an industrial theatre production which focused on the non-negotiable safety cardinal rules and risk protocols at Beatrix.

The speeches on the day stressed that although the employer needs to provide a safe working environment, employees were reminded to take personal responsibility for their own safety and that of their colleagues in order to prevent accidents.

Employees were also reminded to manage dust by watering down work areas in order to prevent lung disease.

The Minerals Council zero harm hard hat stickers were issued to employees and the safety pledge was said out loud - I commit to Safety and Health, First and Always.

The day was attended by the Sibanye-Stillwater Head of SA Region, company executives, senior management, a Minerals Council representative, local leadership representatives from AMCU, NUM and Solidarity.

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Driefontein Mine - 7 September 2018

Driefontein Mine held their safety and health day on 7 September 2018 where employees where reminded that they need to watch out for each other and that unsafe practices would not be tolerated. Safety should be a priority at all times and not only when the company executives visit the mine for their Visible Felt Leadership tours underground.

Shift managers were reminded of their roles and responsibilities and of the need to plan for safety, especially for daily blasts, where proper planning saves lives. Employees were reminded that responsibility for safety is two-way: from crew to management level and vice versa.

The Mineral Council zero harm hard hat stickers were issued to employees s and the safety pledge was said out loud - I commit to Safety and Health, First and Always.

The day was attended by the Sibanye-Stillwater Head of SA Region, company executives, senior management, a Minerals Council representative, local leadership representatives from AMCU, NUM and Solidarity.

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Kloof Mine - 6 September 2018

Kloof Mine held their safety day on 6 September 2018 at which POPO - PROTECT OWN AND PROTECT OTHERS - was introduced by the Senior Inspector of Mines to the employees and it was emphasised that all employees should take responsibility for their own safety as well as that of their colleagues.

The Safety Culture Transformation Programme was re-emphasised to ensure a safety mind set.

An industrial theatre production focused on the non-negotiable safety cardinal rules and risk protocols. The Minerals Council zero harm hard hat stickers were issued to employees and the safety pledge was said out loud - I commit to Safety and Health, First and Always.

 The day was attended by the Sibanye-Stillwater Head of SA Region, company executives, senior management, a Minerals Council representative, local leadership representatives from AMCU, NUM and Solidarity.

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