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Mining is still dangerous—but new tech in South Africa could keep workers safer

Popular Science 29 Nov 2022
“I heard the sound and turned around, and the rock had smashed his head,” said Ditibane, a rock drill operator at the Eland mine, north of Johannesburg ... The incident took place at another mine; the rock had suddenly collapsed into the tunnel ... Experts say South Africa’s mines are not nearly as dangerous as they once were.

Historic mining town plagued by arsenic gets federal funds for cleanup effort

East Bay Times 27 Nov 2022
That’s why Red Mountain — along with the neighboring towns of Johannesburg and Randsburg, which are collectively known as the Rand Mining District — are considered the ... Johannesburg sprung up a mile away, in 1897, primarily as a supply town for mining operations in the area.

In Photos | The struggle is real in Bekkersdal

News24 27 Nov 2022
Desperation greets you as you drive on Panya Panya, the main road in Bekkersdal, a township in Westonaria, an old mining town west of Johannesburg ... .

UN experts to contribute in Zambian lead poisoning case

Urdu Point 25 Nov 2022
Johannesburg, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 25th Nov, 2022 ) .A top South African court Friday granted UN experts a role in proceedings against mining giant Anglo American, which is being sued for alleged lead poisoning in Zambia. Decades of lead mining have left Kabwe, ...

PODCAST | African moves to harness renewable energy

Business Day 21 Nov 2022
With the UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) grabbing global headlines, Business Law Focus editor Evan Pickworth spoke to ...

Sedibelo Platinum will now have wind power as well as solar and smelterless technology Pallinghurst's ...

Mining Weekly 18 Nov 2022
Latest news from Sedibelo Platinum Mines in North West province is that the company’s Pilanesberg platinum mines situated in the ...

ARM continues yearly meetings with traditional, religious leaders

Mining Weekly 15 Nov 2022
... who represent communities impacted by the mining company and its operations, on November 15, in Johannesburg.

Blazing a trail for women in transport to drive community upliftment

Independent online (SA) 14 Nov 2022
Johannesburg - Vallery Horing, the managing director of Loading Techniques from the mining town of Postmasburg in the Northern Cape, is paving the way for women in the transport industry after winning a lucrative contract with Anglo American’s Kumba Iron Ore ... around the mines.

Anglo is denying justice to Zambia lead victims, UN agency says

Mining Dot Com 09 Nov 2022
 . The case was filed by 13 plaintiffs on behalf of an estimated 100,000 people who are demanding compensation and a clean up of the area ... The lawsuit was filed in South Africa because at the time of the mine’s operation Anglo was headquartered in Johannesburg ... .

COP27: Why South Africa will struggle to wean itself off coal

Yahoo Daily News 08 Nov 2022
South Africa's large coal sector provides about 80% of the country's energy needs ... Located 250km (155 miles) south-west of the buzzing commercial hub of Johannesburg is the quiet old mining town of Virginia ... The Virginia Gas Project, owned by Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed company Renergen, oversees vast gas fields covering some 190,000 hectares.

South African Police Investigating Deaths of 21 Suspected Illegal Miners

Voa News 05 Nov 2022
South African police say the bodies of at least 21 suspected illegal miners were found outside an active mine this week in the town of Krugersdorp, west of Johannesburg ... Security analysts say the deaths are indicative of the prevalence of illicit mining activity in the country.

Gold Fields flags slight drop in production

Independent online (SA) 04 Nov 2022
Gold Fields has flagged a slight drop in production, despite its South Deep mine in Gauteng delivering a strong performance ... However, the South Deep mine, near Johannesburg, delivered a strong quarter, with gold production up 2.32% to 87 900 ounces.

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