Mining vs Safety: Calls for more security at SA mines following Gloria coal mine incident

Mining vs Safety: Calls for more security at SA mines following Gloria coal mine incident

South Africa Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe on Friday said the priority remains to restore ventilation at the Gloria mine, in Mpumalanga, and to reduce flammable gases underground so that the search and recovery process can continue with the necessary speed. Advertisements

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Mining vs Safety: Zimbabwean rescuers pull 22 bodies from mine, eight more found alive

Mining vs Safety: Zimbabwean rescuers pull 22 bodies from mine, eight more found alive

Zimbabwean rescuers pulled the bodies of at least 22 illegal gold miners out of shafts west of Harare that were flooded earlier in the week, and rescued eight more alive, officials and witnesses said on Saturday.

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Mining vs Safety: Six die at South Africa coal mine gas explosion

Mining vs Safety: Six die at South Africa coal mine gas explosion

The number of people killed by a gas explosion in an unused coal mine in South Africa’s eastern province of Mpumalanga has risen to six, and several others remain trapped, an official at the mine said on Thursday.

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Industry vs Safety: At least 200 dead in Nigeria oil pipeline blast

Industry vs Safety: At least 200 dead in Nigeria oil pipeline blast

The number of casualties after an oil product pipeline explosion in Nigeria has reached 200, local media report, as people from local communities have gathered to protest the negligence of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, which, they said, was the reason for the explosion.

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Industry & Safety: “Situation in Cabo Delgado ‘under control’” – Police

Industry & Safety: “Situation in Cabo Delgado ‘under control’” – Police

Mozambique’s police force said on Tuesday that the security situation in the north of the country was “under control” in a region where villages have frequently been attacked and burnt by unknown armed groups.

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Industry vs Safety: Tanker With 19 On Board Disappears In Pirate-Infested Waters Off Africa

Industry vs Safety: Tanker With 19 On Board Disappears In Pirate-Infested Waters Off Africa

A tanker with 19 crew members on board is feared to have been hijacked after it went missing in pirate-plagued waters off Gabon in West Africa and no word has been heard from it for a week, the ship’s managers and the crew agency said on Wednesday.

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Africa Mining: Gemfields’ operation in Ethiopia under siege by armed groups

Africa Mining: Gemfields’ operation in Ethiopia under siege by armed groups

Precious gemstones miner Gemfields denounced this week that there has been a significant influx of firearm-bearing illegal miners and handlers at its majority-controlled emerald bulk-sampling operations in southern Ethiopia.

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Africa Mining: SA Mining Unions decry fatalities as six die at copper mine

(Bloomberg) — South Africa’s mining industry is heading for the deadliest year since 2012 after six people died in an underground fire at Palabora Mining Co.’s copper operation.

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