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Sibanye StillwaterTimeslive reports that precious metals producer Sibanye-Stillwater said on Monday that a memorial service would be held on Thursday at the mine where seven workers died last week.  

On Thursday, 13 workers were trapped underground at the Driefontein operations’ Masakhane mine, close to Carletonville, after three seismic events.  Six miners were rescued alive and were currently recovering in hospital in a stable condition.  Thursday has been declared a day of mourning at Driefontein‚ which will coincide with a memorial service.  Employees will also observe a day of mourning on Friday.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday.  Operations at Driefontein resumed on Saturday.  CEO Neal Froneman said that, together with the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) and other stakeholders‚ they would be conducting a comprehensive investigation into the incident‚ in order to establish the cause and to determine what actions needed to be taken to ensure it never happened again.

  • Read this report in full at Timeslive
  • See too, Parliament sends condolences to families of Sibanye mineworkers, at News24

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