Lily Mine

Lily Gold mine tragedy, one year on

It’s exactly a year since the Lily Gold mine disaster near Barberton in Mpumalanga. The bodies of three workers are yet to be recovered. The trio disappeared when the lamp-room container they were working in fell into a massive sinkhole. Twelve months later there is still no word on when[…]

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Lily Mine: no pay today

Workers at the Lily Mine in Barberton will not be getting their April salaries today, according to trade union Solidarity. The union’s announcement, on the last working day of the month, comes after the mine’s owner, Vantage Gold Fields, asked the Industrial Development Corporation for R250 million in funding. The[…]

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Lily Mine – ‘Black lives don’t matter’

A man whose wife was trapped along with two other mineworkers at Lily Mine outside Barberton in Mpumalanga says life has been miserable without the mother of their four children. Christopher Nkambule, 38, husband to Pretty Nkambule, said since the tragedy, they have struggled to get by. Pretty Nkambule, along[…]

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Recovering Lily Mine trio could take months

Efforts to recover three mineworkers trapped underground at a Mpumalanga mine for more than a month could take as long as six months due to the complexities of the operation. This was according to Vantage Goldfields Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mike McChesney who was briefing media Thursday on the latest[…]

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