Mine safety a ‘red flag’ for DMR as number of fatalities rise

June 3, 2016

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The number of fatalities at mines in South Africa is at risk of surpassing that of the 77 mineworkers’ deaths recorded in 2015, Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane said on Friday. Addressing delegates at the National Union of Mineworkers’ (NUM’s) 2016 Central Committee meeting, held in Irene, he said that, with 33 fatalities already reported up until May this year, mine safety was a significant red flag for the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR).

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