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Sibanye StillwaterANA reports that the chairperson of the portfolio committee on mineral resources on Tuesday called for strong action to be taken against Sibanye-Stillwater, including possibly suspending its operating licence.  

Sahlulele Luzipo observed that the rate at which workers were dying at the mines of the precious metals producer had reached “disastrous proportions” and said that it was high time Sibanye was placed under curatorship.  This came after Sibanye confirmed that a mineworker had died at its Khomanani mine at the Driefontein operation after he entered a scraper path and was caught by the scraper.  This latest incident brings to six the number of Sibanye workers who have died in one month, raising the number of fatalities to 21 in 10 incidents since the beginning of the year.  Meanwhile, the Democratic Alliance (DA) called for Sibanye to brief the committee on safety incidents.  Sibanye will on Friday convene a safety summit in a bid to collectively address these incidents and re-establish its safety record.

Read the DA’s press statement at DA News


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