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Adapting mandatory training to the digital age is critical to ensuring ongoing mine safety in the pandemic

Ongoing training is critical to ensuring the health and safety of all workers in a mining environment...

By Jacques Farmer 19 Jul 2021

SA mine deaths rose 33% in the first half 2021

South Africa's mines recorded 32 deaths in the first half of 2021 compared with 24 during the same period in 2020,,,

9 Jul 2021

It'll take more than a flick of a switch, but SA's energy future looks promising

Prior to President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement on 10 June, private power suppliers had to obtain a licence from the National Energy Regulator of SA (Nersa) for generating power of more than 1MW...

By Bridgett Majola & Gavin Noeth 7 Jul 2021

AngloGold Ashanti suspends Obuasi output, cost guidance after underground collapse

Gold miner AngloGold Ashanti said on Wednesday it would suspend its annual production and cost guidance for its Ghanaian Obuasi mine after operations were suspended when a miner went missing...

By Tanisha Heiberg 27 May 2021

Addressing post-pandemic challenges in the mining industry

The South African mining industry has managed protocols around Covid-19 exceptionally well, but pressing challenges that were on the backburner are demanding renewed attention.

24 May 2021

Tackling HIV in the mining industry - new guidance from DME

The chief inspector of mines has issued a guidance note to assist mining companies to manage and control HIV in the workplace, which requires employers to put policies, plans, awareness and monitoring in place...

By Nivaani Moodley, Kalene Watson & Shane Johnson 13 May 2021

Hearing loss is a neglected hazard for miners in South Africa

South Africa's mining industry has long been an important part of the country's economy...

By Nomfundo Moroe 10 May 2021

Simulation training can allay Covid-19 hurdles in the mining industry

Training is mandatory in a number of employee roles in the mining industry, but leaning on the job is hazardous and costly...

By Jacques Farmer i 18 Mar 2021

ArcelorMittal workers confirmed dead after explosion

Three workers trapped in a building collapse at ArcelorMittal's Vanderbijlpark operation have been confirmed dead...

18 Feb 2021

What is it about nuclear energy that its opponents don't want you to know?

The recent spate of anti-nuclear media coverage coincides with the Nersa's public consultation process on procuring 2,500MW of nuclear energy...

By Des Muller 15 Feb 2021

Can mining houses compel employees to be vaccinated?

Once South Africa's Covid-19 vaccine rollout gets off the ground, mining companies will be important centres for distribution, but they will have to be circumspect in imposing vaccines on their employees...

By Lizle Louw 9 Feb 2021

Afri.Can Microfactories launches contactless access control terminal

Afri.Can Microfactories recently launched the first Afri.Can Good to Go prototype. Companies and institutions need rapid, dignified access to their buildings and premises, while having peace of mind that risks are reduced...

Issued by AFRI.CAN™ 2 Feb 2021

New mobile rescue winder tested for deep underground operations

The recent mining accident and rescue efforts in China]] have highlighted the need for innovations in rescue equipment. In South Africa, a new mobile rescue winder is being tested at Gold Fields' South Deep's Twin Shaft...

26 Jan 2021

#BestofBiz 2020: Energy & Mining

What a year 2020 has been! So, we've curated the year's most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views on Bizcommunity's Energy & Mining platform into our #BestofBiz2020 list...

14 Dec 2020






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