Disaster Of Gold Mining In South Africa

Sep 12 2020 KINSHASA Congo — More than 50 people are dead after landslides caused the collapse of three artisanal gold mines near the city of Kamituga in the Democratic Republic of Congos South .

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  • More Than 50 Dead After Gold Mines Collapsed In Eastern

    More Than 50 Dead After Gold Mines Collapsed In Eastern

    Sep 12 2020 KINSHASA Congo — More than 50 people are dead after landslides caused the collapse of three artisanal gold mines near the city of Kamituga in the Democratic Republic of Congos South .

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  • The Congolese Mountain Of Gold Surprise Discovery In

    The Congolese Mountain Of Gold Surprise Discovery In

    2 days ago There are no confirmed estimates as to how much gold was found in the region but the countrys authorities banned artisanal mining throughout the Congos South Kivu province.

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  • As Many As 100 Feared Dead In Gold Mine Accident

    As Many As 100 Feared Dead In Gold Mine Accident

    The worst gold mining disaster occurred in 1909 when 152 miners died in a flooded mine. Labor leader Sam Shilowa today called for an independent investigation including foreign experts to determine the cause of the accident. Shilowa is head of the Congress of South African Trade Unions an umbrella group of mostly black labor organizations.

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  • Seven Killed In South Africa Gold Mine Collapse

    Seven Killed In South Africa Gold Mine Collapse

    May 14 2018 The Masakhane gold mine is operated by mining giant Sibanye-Stillwater headquartered in Johannesburg. The company is the largest producer of gold in South Africa and one of the largest gold .

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  • Podcast  What Can We Learn From The Men Seeking Gold And

    Podcast What Can We Learn From The Men Seeking Gold And

    1 day ago As you are reading this thousands of people are scavenging for gold in the worlds deepest abandoned mines of South Africa working as zama zama clandestine miners. For some of .

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  • South Africa Mass Funeral For Victims Of Mining Disaster

    South Africa Mass Funeral For Victims Of Mining Disaster

    The Oppenheimer Stadium near the Vaal Reefs gold mine was packed for the funeral service for 45 of the 104 miners. They were all killed on 10 May in one of South Africas worst mining disasters. A runaway mine locomotive fell onto an elevator car sending it crashing to the bottom of a shaft. All aboard were killed. SOUNDBITE.

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  • Coalbrook 21 January 1960

    Coalbrook 21 January 1960

    Indeed this tragedy is recognised as the worst mining disaster in the history of South Africa and ranks among the top 10 worst mining disasters ever globally. On Thursday 21 January 1960 at 420pm the roof of one of the northern sections of the mine caved in. Mine management immediately instituted inquiries into the scope and impact of the .

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  • Mining Disasters In The Past 10 Years In South Africa

    Mining Disasters In The Past 10 Years In South Africa

    Mine fatalities down as Safety goes up Sheq Africa. The number of deaths in mining accidents in South Africa has declined by about 50 percent in the past 10 years according to the Chamber of Mines.

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  • South Africas Mining Industry Is About To Come To A

    South Africas Mining Industry Is About To Come To A

    Mar 23 2020 South Africas iconic mines from the ever-deepening gold shafts on which the economy was founded to massive iron ore pits and rich platinum seams are about to go silent.

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  • The Golden Thread Coalbrook Mine Disaster 1960

    The Golden Thread Coalbrook Mine Disaster 1960

    He had barely started on his last shaft sinking assignment when the true ramifications of the catastrophe the biggest in South African mining history became clear and a living nightmare that disturbed him for years to come. This disaster played itself out over a number of days with the ensuing rescue effort running into weeks.

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  • South Africa  Where Climate Change May Trigger A Toxic

    South Africa Where Climate Change May Trigger A Toxic

    Nov 26 2011 The city has been the centre of the giant South African mining industry since gold was found there in 1880 and it is surrounded by more than 400 .

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  • Trends And Causes Of Fatalities In South African Mines

    Trends And Causes Of Fatalities In South African Mines

    Nov 01 1991 TABLE 2 Accident data published in DMEA Annual Report 1990 for all South African mines surface and underground employees Class of mine Year Deaths Death Injuries Injury rate rate All mines 1989 735 1988 674 Gold mines 1989 549 1988 510 Coal mines 1989 54 1988 53 0.99 10097 13.63 0.91 11357 15.38 1.06 8561 16.46 0.97 9576 18.14 0.52 361 3 .

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  • Disaster Management Guidelines For Municipalities

    Disaster Management Guidelines For Municipalities

    Box 2 Examples of costs associated with disasters in South Africa Merriespruit slime dam February 1994 Virginia Province Municipality Gold mine Costs Total R45 million R0750 million R6543 million R37795 million Northern Province damage due to floods January and February 1996 R105 million Ladysmith damage to infrastructure due to .

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  • Mitigating The Risk Of Rockbursts In The Deep Hard Rock

    Mitigating The Risk Of Rockbursts In The Deep Hard Rock

    Chamber of Mines in 1953 and finally to the Chamber of Mines of South Africa in 1967. The Coalbrook Colliery disaster in which 435 men died occurred in January 1960. It is the worst accident in South African mining history. The official enquiry found that there was no scientific basis for the design of pillars in coal mines and highlighted.

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  • More Than 50 Dead After Gold Mines Collapsed In Eastern

    More Than 50 Dead After Gold Mines Collapsed In Eastern

    Sep 12 2020 KINSHASA Congo — More than 50 people are dead after landslides caused the collapse of three artisanal gold mines near the city of Kamituga in the Democratic Republic of Congos South .

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  • The Congolese Mountain Of Gold Surprise Discovery In

    The Congolese Mountain Of Gold Surprise Discovery In

    2 days ago There are no confirmed estimates as to how much gold was found in the region but the countrys authorities banned artisanal mining throughout the Congos South Kivu province.

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  • More Than 170 Mineworkers Are Killed At Kinross Mine

    More Than 170 Mineworkers Are Killed At Kinross Mine

    Anon. 1995 Mine disaster pushes safety to top of political agenda online Available at www.mg.co.za Accessed 6 September 2010 Anon. unknown South African Disaster in a Gold mineonline Available at www.time.com Accessed 3 September 2010 Anon. unknown This day in historyonline Available at www.sahistory.org.za Accessed 3 September 2010.

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  • Brief History Of Gold Mining In South Africa

    Brief History Of Gold Mining In South Africa

    Coalbrook mining disaster in which 435 people died 1960 Racial turmoil led to the Sharpeville massacre 1964 Establishment of Chamber of Mines Research Organisation 1968 Free gold market came into being 1970 s Boom period for South African gold mining with .

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  • Gold Mine Disasters In South Africa

    Gold Mine Disasters In South Africa

    Dec 23 2018 Disasters in south africa five of the world s worst mining disasters 23 artis miners perish in kadoma zimbabwe gold mine collapse leaves at.

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  • South Africa Crippled Gold Miners Seek Payout  Corpwatch

    South Africa Crippled Gold Miners Seek Payout Corpwatch

    Aug 28 2003 South African lawyer Richard Spoor who has been pursuing a separate case against South Africas gold mining industry for the past five years says the scale of the damage done by silicosis has been underestimated. The asbestos problem is dwarfed by the impact of gold mining on people and community health he told BBC News Online.

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  • Merriespruit 22 February 1994

    Merriespruit 22 February 1994

    Today we remember the events at Merriespruit a suburb in the gold mining town of Virginia in South Africas Free State province. There on 22 February 1994 the Merriespruit No 4 tailings dam failed after a torrential downpour and some 600000m 3 of water and tailings poured over a distance of 4km engulfing 80 Merriespruit homes and claiming the lives of 17 people.

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  • South Africa Mass Funeral For Victims Of Mining Disaster

    South Africa Mass Funeral For Victims Of Mining Disaster

    The Oppenheimer Stadium near the Vaal Reefs gold mine was packed for the funeral service for 45 of the 104 miners. They were all killed on 10 May in one of South Africas worst mining disasters. A runaway mine locomotive fell onto an elevator car sending it crashing to the bottom of a shaft. All aboard were killed. SOUNDBITE.

    Read More
  • South Africas Mining Industry Is About To Come To A

    South Africas Mining Industry Is About To Come To A

    Mar 23 2020 South Africas iconic mines from the ever-deepening gold shafts on which the economy was founded to massive iron ore pits and rich platinum seams are about to go silent.

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  • A History Of Mining In South Africa Za

    A History Of Mining In South Africa Za

    M M ining in South Africa has been a contentious issue since 15-year-old Erasmus Stephanus Jacobs discovered South Africas first diamond the Eureka in Hopetown in 1867. It kickstarted what historians call the Mineral Revolution which made few European opportunists wealthy beyond measure and saw hundreds of thousands of men leaving their homes to become fulltime mineworkers.

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