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minerSABC News reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has demanding changes to mining legislation after yet another miner was killed, this time at Harmony Gold’s Kusasalethu mine in Carletonville.  

The miner died underground after a seismic event hit the site on Tuesday.  NUM pointed out that this brought the number of fatalities at mines this year to above 45.  The union’s health and safety secretary, Sipho Mungwe, said:  “There must be amendments in the Mine Health and Safety Act because we have observed that there are many incidents that are happening and the employers are getting away with it.  There must be this amendment, so that they can be prosecuted.”

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