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VantageGoldfieldsThe New Age reports that it has been nine months since the tragic Lily Mine collapse in Barberton, Mpumalanga, and the lives of three families who lost their loved ones in the collapse have gone from bad to worse.  

The mine owned by Vantage Goldfields made a number of attempts to rescue the trapped workers, but all have failed as the ground is fragile, which has put the lives of rescuers in danger.  The mine has failed to secure an investor in the last nine months – but business rescue practitioner Rob Devereux said they have not given up on saving Lily Mine.  “We are engaged with an overseas investor for the full amount required to reopen it and an announcement will be made in due course.  The families still receive the full salary of the deceased employees and grants and support from the government as well as food parcels and free accommodation, as well as counselling and other support.”

  • Read this report by Batandwa Malingo in full at The New Age

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