Sibanye Platinum claims R26.8-m from Mineral Resources minister Mosebenzi Zwane and three DMR officials, for losses during mine safety stoppages.
The Mine Health and Safety Council (MHSC) will open its Mine Health and Safety Centre of Excellence (CoE) in April 2017, to implement mining OHS research findings.
State records show very few legal mine closures, indicating lack of environmental rehabilitation, lingering liabilities, and lack of state rehab capacity.
The SA Labour Court instructed DME mining inspectors to restrict section 54 /55 mine safety closures, to sections or levels where they found unsafe conditions.
A South African woman, Katherine du Preez, was appointed first Queensland Mine Safety and Health Commissioner in June 2016, as black lung disease returns.
The South African Mineral Resources (DMR) budget includes several mine health and safety measures for the 2015-2016 financial year.
Two Mine Health and Safety Regulations amendments in September 2014, aim to improve occupational disease reporting by employers.
The draft Mine Health and Safety Amendment Bill of November 2013, including a new definition of ‘mining area’, is out for comment.
Johannesburg acid mine water could soon reach a redefined “environmentally critical level” 126m below surface, and eventually flood some sites.
Construction and mine blasting risk assessment presents several challenges. A blaster must accurately determine blast area bounds and manage safety issues.
An SA Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) Mine Health and Safety Act amendment is due in 2013. Some changes under discussion are posted here.
An Acid Mine Drainage debate on solutions and funding on 29 August will explore how state protection of mining had externalised business cost.
Acid mine drainage (AMD) water management requires urgent action, says Water Research Commission mine water research manager Dr Jo Burgess.
I am often aksed for detail on mine closure legal obligations, role players, rights and responsibilities.
Government has budgeted R225m over the next two years to design and build an acid mine water treatment facility in the Vaal water management area.
Government, trade unions and mining industry seem to be heading for a collision over two suspended sections in the Mine Health and Safety Act.
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