Health & Safety Features

Striving for a zero-fatality rate in mines

Striving for a zero-fatality rate in mines

By Dineo Phoshoko

South Africa has a history of tragic mine disasters where many mineworkers lose their lives while working underground in the mines. Recent legislation has helped to decrease the number of mine deaths, however mine fatalities remain a major concern for the mines.

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Detecting gases for the safety of workers and mines

Detecting gases for the safety of workers and mines

By Ntsako Khosa

Health and safety in mines have recently been in the spotlight for a number of reasons such as mine deaths (often resulting in a mine shut down for a few days), sickness from mineworkers as a result of exposure to fumes and/or dust and fall of ground (FOG) among others.

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The state of roof bolting

By Ntsako Khosa

Roof bolting is of paramount importance to preserve both human lives and the reputation of the mining company. We look at the current state of roof bolting in underground mines.

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A culture of safety

By Kelly-Ann Prinsloo

We look at South Africa’s mining culture and the way in which it contributes to how safe (or unsafe) mineworkers are daily.

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