Deadly landslide hits gold mine in Guinea

At least 15 people have been killed in a landslide at a gold mine in Guinea’s northeastern region of Siguiri, according to officials, as rescuers on Sunday continued to dig through the rubble in search of survivors. The artisanal mine near the village of Tatakourou collapsed on Saturday, killing the[…]

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Family of Ekurhuleni boy urged ‘to prepare for the worst’

Ekurhuleni Disaster and Emergency Management authorities have told the family of the little boy that fell into a disused mine shaft east of Johannesburg, to prepare for the worst. Five-year-old Richard Thole fell into the shaft at Jerusalem, an informal settlement in Boskburg, on Saturday. Search and rescue operations have[…]

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Kusasalethu mine closed after fire

Work at the Kusasalethu gold mine has been suspended after an underground fire, Harmony Gold Mining Company said on Monday. “The investigation into the fire has started. Operations are temporarily suspended but essential services are running,” spokeswoman Charmane Russell said. “Employees do have access to counselling after a situation like[…]

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Investigation with DMR into Carletonville mine fire

A joint investigation with the department of mineral resources into an underground fire at a mine near Carletonville would be conducted, the Harmony Gold Mining Company said on Sunday. Earlier, 486 mine employees were returned to the surface safely after a fire broke out at the Kusasalethu gold mine. “We[…]

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