No more skirting around health & safety for women in mining
: On 28 July 2023, the Chief Inspector of Mines introduced a new Guideline for a Mandatory Code of Practice (COP) for the Selection and Provision of PPE for Women in Mining (2023 Guideline).
Facets of progress in mine health and safety
: While there has been some progress in health and safety in several areas in the mining sector, and initiatives are realising some results, much work still remains to be done.
The current state of health and safety in South Africa’s mining industry
: The Minerals Council Facts & Figures 2022 pocketbook states there has been dramatic improvement in health and safety performance recorded during 2022 for the first time in its history, the South African mining industry has recorded less than 50 lives lost in a calendar year.
Mining Indaba opens to South Africa telling a much better safety story
: South Africa’s mining sector has many challenges — the list is as deep as a Witwatersrand gold reef — but a closer focus on mining safety sees the country marking the first fatality-free month in its history.
SA's 2022 mining death toll reaches a record low
: South Africa’s mining death toll has reached a record low as indicated in the latest health and safety statistics.