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mosebenzizwaneANA reports that Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane on Monday appealed for “extra caution” in respect of health and safety in mines, saying he was concerned about tragic accidents in the industry.  

Zwane made his comments in reaction to the fall-of-ground incident at Harmony Gold’s Kusasalethu Mine, near Carletonville, on Friday.  Five miners were trapped underground and three bodies have since been recovered.  “We are concerned about the accidents we are seeing in the industry.  As we head towards the last quarter of the year, we are asking that employers and the workforce remain alert and continue to prioritise safety, and as the regulator we will be increasing inspections.  We continue to engage with business and labour unions to look at how we can together ensure that the positive strides we have made on health and safety are not reversed,” Zwane said.

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