health and safety

Fatality at Harmony’s Tshepong mine

Fatality at Harmony’s Tshepong mine

A Harmony Gold employee was fatally injured during a mine-related incident at its Tshepong South (previously known as Phakisa mine), near Welkom, in the Free State. “We are deeply saddened by the incident and will ensure a full investigation into...
Risk management in mining

Risk management in mining

Risk management specialist from Business Enhancement Partners, Jaco van Wyk says that what is treasure today may become worthless tomorrow in a rapidly changing technological society. Surface miners are being urged to adopt sound risk management...
Explosives audits available online

Explosives audits available online

Explosives audits can now be carried out online following ASPASA’s launch of an innovative and non-intrusive online explosives audit. The launch is part of ongoing attempts by ASPASA to increase the safety and effectiveness of blasting operations...
Four fatality free years at Exxaro

Four fatality free years at Exxaro

Exxaro Resources has achieved four years without any fatalities across its mining operations. This marks a remarkable milestone it set out to achieve as part of the company’s Khetha Ukuphepa campaign that was launched at the end of 2019. Khetha...
Fatality at Phakisa mine

Fatality at Phakisa mine

A Harmony Gold employee succumbed to injuries following a winch-related incident that occurred on 22 January 2021, at its Phakisa mine, in Welkom in the Free State Province. Organised labour and relevant authorities were informed following the...

Post Covid-19 unity is required

With businesses across the globe entering uncertain times amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it is vital that industry sectors stand together and rebuild in a structured and sustainable way. Planning is already in progress for small-tier surface mines...

The road to zero-harm

The Minerals Council South Africa President Mxolisi Mgojo stressed the importance of the road to zero harm in South Africa’s mining industry. Addressing delegates during his keynote address at the 2019 Joburg Indaba (as pictured), this morning, he...