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Sibanye StillwaterANA reports that precious metals producer Sibanye-Stillwater confirmed on Wednesday that the search for a fifth mineworker trapped underground at its Kloof Ikamva shaft continued.  

Five mineworkers entered an abandoned working area at the shaft near Westonaria on Monday morning, and four of them died due to poor ventilation.  While Sibanye said a thorough investigation would be undertaken into the incident, mineral resources minister Gwede Mantashe said that the company should be held accountable for the death of mineworkers.  Meanwhile, the Minerals Council South Africa, formerly called the Chamber of Mines, said on Wednesday it was deeply “saddened” by the accident.  It added that work between its members to strive for best practice in all areas would continue, as would the industry’s quest, in close co-operation with unions and government, for the goal of zero harm.

  • Read this report in full at The Citizen
  • Read too, Portfolio committee lashes out at mine bosses after four more Sibanye deaths, at News24

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