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Fatalities at South Africa's mines drop

Fatalities at South Africa’s mines drop

Concerted safety efforts at South African mines are paying off as the industry works towards zero harm, particularly in the most dangerous aspects such as falls of ground, transportation and machinery. The number of deaths has dropped 85% over the two decades from 1993.

Robots that can save miners’ lives

A dozen robots exploring deep in the platinum mines of the North West province to make sure conditions are safe sounds like something out of Isaac Asimov's Robot novels. But the idea is becoming a reality thanks to a team of South African robotics engineers at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research.

Student day gives aspiring engineers the edge

AEL Mining Services hosted a student day to give third and fourth year engineering students from the University of Pretoria a more practical insight into the mining industry.

JSE expands commodity futures

Forum to work for peace on SA mines

On the eve of the anniversary of last year's Marikana tragedy, the government, police and mining stakeholders have launched a mine crime combating forum to tackle continuing unrest and restore calm in South Africa's mining sector.
De Beers to mine Atlantic waters

Petra to reopen Kimberley mines

London-listed Petra Diamonds and a local empowerment partner have bought the disused Kimberley Underground mines in the Northern Cape province from De Beers for R78.5-million and plan to restore production within the next 12 months.
Le secteur minier et les minerais en Afrique du Sud

Le secteur minier et les minerais en Afrique du Sud

L’Afrique du Sud est un producteur de premier rang de metaux precieux comme l’or et le platine ainsi que de metaux de base et de charbon. C’est le quatrieme producteur mondial de diamants. Et les specialistes estiment que le potentiel de decouverte d’autres gisements de rang mondial dans des regions qui n’ont pas ete encore totalement exploitees est considerable.
SA to settle Lesotho claims

SA to settle Lesotho claims

The government says it will settle all outstanding pension and compensation claims from Lesotho migrant workers who were employed in South Africa's mines.
The world’s deepest pub

The world’s deepest pub

Take your next tipple a quarter of a kilometre underground in what used to be a donkey stable in one of the world’s richest and deepest gold mines.

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