Mines must collaborate on Safety

South Africa. In an interview on ClassicFM @ 18:00 on Monday, 3 December 2007, president of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), Senzeni Zokwana said African mining companies could reduce fatalities at their mines if they shared Safety practices.

“Given the recent price of gold they obviously need to mine more, resulting in miners having to dig deeper for gold. This is very risky.”

The death toll on South Africa’s mines has surpassed the 199 recorded in 2006. This is despite a commitment from the mining houses in 2003 they would lower the fatality rate at their operations by 20% a year, efforts intended to pull the industry into line with its Australian and North American peers by 2013.

“We do appreciate what the president has done in terms of the (Safety) audit. But there are several recommendations of the Health and Safety Act that government is not taking seriously,” said Zokwana.

“The Act, for instance, states that every mine boss should be held liable and should have to appear before the court of law for every death, but that has never happened,” he said.

Deaths reported over the weekend by Gold Fields, Xstrata and Anglo Platinum had pushed the toll to 201 this year.

Source: miningmx.com  (2007/12/04)


Safety business opportunity

SHEQafrica Corporate Services is selling all its domain names as part of its closing down sale. Below is a list of the domain names related to SHEQ and they are all available at the Final Closing Down price of R1 995,00 each. Some of the domains have active websites. gravitysafety.com healthandsafetycentral.com neighbourhoodsafety.co.za practicalohsact.co.za sheqafrica.co.za sheqafrica.com […]

Cygma hands over SACS for outstanding hosting fees

Internet Service Provider,  Cygma has commenced with court action to claim liquidated damages from SHEQAfrica Corporate Services(Pty)Ltd for outstanding hosting fees. This comes after The High Option Ltd. withdraw their Line of Credit to SACS. THO has been guaranteeing the hosting fees for 12 months and has withdrawn its LOC with effect 21 March 2021. […]