Monday, April 4, 2016

All is not gold that glitters ...

Simmer Deep Mine, Germiston

Robinson Deep Mine

About to go down the shaft
 at Ferreira's Mine, Transvaal.

'Gold, gold, gold, gold,
Bright and yellow,
Hard and cold ....'

At the rock face.
2015 saw “the lowest ever fatalities recorded in the mining sector since the start of mining in South Africa.. (Zwane said) This is encouraging and an indication that our combined efforts as stakeholders are bearing fruits. A total of 77 fatalities were reported in 2015 compared to 84 reported for 2014 (and) this translates to an improvement of 8% year on year...
Zwane said 1 331 injuries were recorded in 2015 versus 96 in the previous year.
This was an indication that “we are going in the right direction” towards achieving zero harm in mining.

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