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ramaphosa2Timeslive reports that President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Friday that one life lost due to mining accidents was one too many‚ with companies only being concerned about profits.  

He was speaking at the National Union of Mineworkers’ (NUM’s) elective congress in Boksburg and said he placed safety at a high level and was concerned to see more and more miners dying.  “Mineworkers must never ever work in dangerous places.  You must refuse to work in a dangerous place‚" he told delegates.  Ramaphosa also stated that mineworkers should be respected as key stakeholders and said he would spare no effort to deal with challenges facing the mining sector.  "It’s a sunrise industry and we can reposition it to make it viable industry‚" he opined.  SA has already lost 45 lives this year in mines‚ 20 of them at Sibanye-Stillwater operations.

  • Read this report by Kgaugelo Masweneng in full at BusinessLive
  • Read too, Sibanye-Stillwater urges miners to evacuate unsafe mining areas, at Miningmx
  • And also, Mantashe calls on the NUM to bring ideas to halt mine fatalities, at Miningmx

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