Streaming issues? Report here
Lester Kieviet 2019 1500 BW 2
Tonight with Lester Kiewit
20:00 - 22:00
volume_up
volume_mute

Up Next: The Aubrey Masango Show
See full line-up
Tonight with Lester Kiewit
20:00 - 22:00
Home
arrow_forward
Business

NUM's health and safety measure concerns in mining sector after miners trapped

2 February 2018 1:17 PM
Tags:
Mining sector
mining safety
NUM spokesperson Livhuwani Mammburu says it is worrying that Sibanye-Stillwater’s Beatrix mine did not have an emergency exit.

National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) spokesperson Livhuwani Mammburu says the union is concerned about health and safety in the mining sector, following an incident that took place at Sibanye-Stillwater’s Beatrix mine on Wednesday where almost a thousand miners were trapped for more than 30 hours.

Mammburu says Sibanye should have had contingency plans for when power fails, saying it was unacceptable that miners had to spend two night trapped underground.

Sibanye was caught off guard and it looks like they didn't know what to do.

Livhuwani Mammburu, NUM spokesperson

We are worried about the safety measures because close to thousand mine workers were trapped underground for two nights.

Livhuwani Mammburu, NUM spokesperson

Mammburu says it is worrying that there was no emergency exit route for when the cage is not working.

He says, usually, as a safety measure, the generators automatically kick in when there is a power failure.

Mammburu says he has received information that the generators have been poorly maintained, which resulted in miners being stuck underground due to the power failure.

He says the regional leadership of the NUM will be engaging with Sibanye management to find out what really transpired and to ensure that this doesn't happen again.

To hear more of this interview, listen below:

Subscribe to our Business Wrap Newsletter


2 February 2018 1:17 PM
Tags:
Mining sector
mining safety

More from Business

Johannesburg Business

'Extreme concerns' about coronavirus making landfall in Africa

18 February 2020 8:17 PM

The coronavirus has made landfall - and apart from obvious dangers, its effect on the Chinese economy will also hit Africa hard.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

160901Allan-Gray-logo.jpg

An Allan Gray advertisement hits home and a golf resort gets lost

18 February 2020 7:46 PM

Andy Rice, branding and advertising expert, tells us what ads caught his fancy and which ones baffled him.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

tax-burdenjpg

Why EY thinks it's time to start dropping SA’s corporate tax rate

18 February 2020 7:07 PM

If the corporate tax rate in South Africa gets lowered, would it lead to higher tax collections?

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

131029StatsSA .jpg

Stats SA Council threatens to resign over lack of funding, frozen posts

18 February 2020 6:47 PM

''If there are no official statistics approved by the statistician general - at that point I think your rates agencies will just say Game Over.''

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

help-drowningjpg

Drowning in debt? Two legal ways of clawing your way out of bondage…

18 February 2020 2:35 PM

South Africans are getting deeper into debt. Ismail Lagardien interviews Sylvia Walker, a financial planner.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

mechanic-car-parts-repair-vehicle-maintenance-service-auto-manufacturers-123rf

You’ll soon be able to service a car at any capable business, warranty intact

18 February 2020 1:48 PM

If the Competition Commission gets its way you would also be allowed to use "non-original" parts.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

healthcare-medicine-medical-aid-costs-piggy-bank-financial-health-finance-123rf

Even cheapest medical aids must pay for treatments not offered by state - Court

18 February 2020 12:45 PM

Consumers may now force their medical aids to fund any drug or medical care a doctor considers necessary to treat any PMB disease.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Cape Town City CBD by night lights on 123rflocal 123rfpolitics 123rf

Cape Town is ready to break free from Eskom and end its load shedding nightmare

18 February 2020 10:08 AM

Cape Town is ready to start creating its own power supply grid. Kieno Kammies interviews the City of Cape Town's Kadri Nassiep.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

130408jackparow.jpg

Jack Parow talks money, honey

17 February 2020 8:43 PM

Jack Parow tells The Money Show how he runs his finances cooler than you.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

150721ashleymadison.jpg

'Life is short, have an affair' - this company makes millions out of skelmpies

17 February 2020 7:39 PM

Ashley Madison has 60 million members globally and has turned infidelity - cheating on a partner - into big business.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward