SA on track for lowest number of fatalities in recorded history
: With only three months remaining in 2019, South Africa’s mining industry is on track to achieve the lowest number of fatalities in recorded history – having recorded 35 fatalities for 2019, as at 23 September 2019 – a marked improvement on the 81 fatalities suffered in 2018
Mining industry aims for zero deaths by 2024, indaba hears
: The industry is determined to eliminate all workplace fatalities, through the newly launched Khumbul’ekhaya [“Remember Home”] campaign.
Minerals Council South Africa launches health and safety strategy
: The Minerals Council South Africa has launched the Khumbul’ekhaya initiative, a CEO-led strategy on health and safety, developed and led by the Minerals Council CEO Zero Harm Forum.
New technologies can make mining safer, sunrise industry – Mgojo
: The utilisation of new technologies could make mining a sunrise industry while simultaneously addressing safety and health issues, Minerals Council South Africa president Mxolisi Mgojo said on Wednesday.
MXOLISI MGOJO: SA’s mining industry is digging deep to improve health and safety
: There has been intensive screening and treatment of TB, as well as an 87% decline in the number of fatalities over the past 25 years
Mining on track to record fewest deaths yet as industry aims for zero fatalities
: SA’s mining industry recorded fewer deaths in the first nine months of 2019, the lowest rate since the industry began tracking its safety performance 100 years ago.
SA mine safety inspectorate warns of increased safety audits to curb Q4 complacency
: The Department of Minerals and Energy (DMRE) said it would increase safety audits at mines across South Africa during the fourth quarter in order to avoid an increase in the year-end accident and fatality rate.
Mining industry on the cusp of digital transformation
: The mining industry in South Africa is on the cusp of the digital transformation journey, and is ideally positioned to undertake this necessary change, Dassault Systèmes South Africa MD David Osborn told Mining Weekly Online on the sidelines of company’s fifth Natural Resources Forum, held in Johannesburg, on Wednesday.
WMI endorses best practice report for health and safety
: Better safety on South African mines has meant fewer fatalities, but more must be done to improve livelihoods and boost inclusive growth on the back of mining.