Plan of action devised to prevent further fatalities
: Mining employers’ organisation Minerals Council South Africa held a special board meeting last month to devise a four-tiered plan of action aimed at preventing fatalities.
Fewer mineworker deaths so far this year
: The local mining industry has reported 25 fatalities in the year so far, compared to 29 reported deaths in the same period last year.
SA gold and platinum mines hailed for swerving fall of ground fatalities
: The South African mining industry has made inroads into key health and safety challenges but there is a lot of work to be done in collaboration with the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) and organised labour, says the Minerals Council South Africa.
DMRE reports overall improvement in mining health, safety record
: The number of mining fatalities, injuries and diseases has decreased for the year to date as compared with the same period last year, Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) chief inspector of mines and Mine Health and Safety Council chair David Msiza revealed during a virtual commemoration of the fifth National Day of Health and Safety in Mining on August 3.
South African mining makes encouraging inroads into safety and health but more needs to be done to achieve Zero Harm
: The South African mining industry has inroads into key safety and health challenges but there is a of work to be done in collaboration with the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) and organised labour, the Minerals Council South Africa’s leadership said on Wednesday.
Mining sector achieves record six months without a fall-of-ground fatality
: The country achieved a record six months without a mining fatality caused by a fall-of-ground (FOG) in gold and platinum mines, the Minerals Council South Africa said yesterday.
Minerals Council assures it has a strong focus on safety and health in the mining industry
: The Minerals Council South Africa gave a strong assurance, at a media briefing at the Investing in African Mining Indaba 2022 conference in Cape Town on Wednesday, that it was acting to halt and reverse the regression in mine safety in South Africa that had taken place over the past three or so years.
Minerals Council SA addresses fall of ground issues in South Africa
: South African underground mining industry has long been faced with a worrisome increase in fall of ground (FOG) related fatalities. An investigation into the leading causes of fatalities in 2020, revealed that fall of ground incidents accounted for 36% of fatalities in the industry. Minerals Council South Africa recently hosted what it refers to as Fall of Ground Action Plan Day of Learning, with the aim to curb the now seemingly decreasing number.