Mining Affected Communities United in Action Representative Christopher Rutledge has criticised current mining legislation for excluding mining communities.
The National Union of Mineworkers doesn’t believe that there has been a significant reduction in the number of fatalities of mine workers.
The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy has announced a 37% fall in mine deaths as safety improves.
The communities of N4 Cluster in Rustenburg in the North West have handed over a memorandum of grievances against ongoing retrenchments by Samancor Chrome and Sibanye-Stillwater mines.
The Minerals Council of South Africa has called on government to urgently intervene and ensure security in the mining industry.