A miner has died at the Sibanye-Stillwater’s Khomanani mine at the Driefontein operation in Carletonville West of Johannesburg.
Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe says a report on safety issues at Sibanye Stillwater Gold Mines is being compiled as the company has recorded the highest number of deaths this year.
A total of 27 mineworkers have died since the beginning of this year, which has raised questions about safety in mines.
Unions in the mining sector are gearing up to take on Sibanye Stillwater this week. The SACP has already indicated it’ll also enter the fray.
Thirteen South African miners were trapped underground in a gold mine on Thursday after a cave-in, operator Sibanye-Stillwater said. The firm said it had made contact with three of the workers trapped in the Masakhane mine and had mobilised rescue teams. “All efforts are being made to locate the 10 employees who remain unaccounted for, […]