Streaming issues? Report here
Bongani Bingwa 702 Gradient Bongani Bingwa 702 Gradient
Breakfast with Bongani Bingwa
06:00 - 09:00
volume_up
volume_mute

Up Next: The Eusebius McKaiser Show
See full line-up
Breakfast with Bongani Bingwa
06:00 - 09:00

Home
arrow_forward
Politics
fiber_manual_record
Local

[LISTEN] 955 trapped Sibanye Gold miners rescued

2 February 2018 8:45 AM
Tags:
Sibanye Gold
Miners trapped
Beatrix Mine
Nine hundred and fifty-five miners have resurfaced after being trapped underground since Wednesday night.

Sibanye-Stillwater has confirmed that 955 mine workers trapped at it's Beatrix mine in the Free State have been rescued.

The group were trapped underground for nearly 30 hours because of a power outage caused by a severe storm.

READ: Almost 1,000 miners trapped underground at FS mine

The power was restored in the early hours of Friday morning.

Sibanye Gold spokesperson James Wellsted says while back up generators in two of the shafts helped bring some of the miners to the surface, there were technical issues with the other.

At one of the shafts there was due to the power surge, a problem with some of the software between the generator and the winder and that was the issue we had.

James Wellsted, Sibanye Gold spokesperson

Of course we will look at it and try and see where we can learn from it but as I say, there was a very unusual occurrence and not necessarily a operational issue.

James Wellsted, Sibanye Gold spokesperson

Click on the link below to listen to the full report.....


2 February 2018 8:45 AM
Tags:
Sibanye Gold
Miners trapped
Beatrix Mine

More from Politics

Western Cape grade 7 pupils

'If learners are infected - with neglect - we will lay charge against MEC, HOD'

3 June 2020 4:44 PM

Satdu Western Cape secretary Jonavon Rustin says they are not 100% sure all schools will be compliant.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

200601-mzwandile-masina-edjpg

Ekurhuleni regional council responds to Masina's tweets on economic policies

3 June 2020 3:10 PM

African National Congress regional secretary TK Nciza social media policy of the party must be followed by all members.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

eusebius-mckaiserpng

From a practical point continue to comply with Level 3 regulations - Eusebius

3 June 2020 10:58 AM

Eusebius McKaiser says government has 14 days to study the judgment that says regulations were invalid and unconstitutional.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Gavel of judge in law court legal 123rflegal 123rf

'All lockdown regulations have been declared invalid and unconstitutional'

3 June 2020 8:13 AM

Liberty Fighters Network's Reyno Dawid de Beer says the court declared all levels as invalid not just level three and four.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

181210mabegif

We do not have a branch in the ANC that is called social media - Pule Mabe

2 June 2020 1:43 PM

The African National Congress spokesperson says they encourage their comrades to use the right platforms to raise issues.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Critical-care-ICU-hospital-patient-doctor-ventilator-Covid19-health-worker-123rf

'Number of trauma cases have increased since unbanning of alcohol'

2 June 2020 1:09 PM

Chris Baragwanath Hospital CEO Dr Nkele Lesia says Level 3 started the number of trauma cases has doubled.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Lockdown levels South Africa Covid-19 coronavirus 123rf

What do you need to know about lockdown Level 3? Pundits explain

2 June 2020 11:21 AM

Nickolaus Bauer on the Eusebius McKaiser Show facilitates a discussion on the different regulations under this new lockdown level.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Petrol

Motorists have until midnight to fill up before petrol price increase

2 June 2020 8:41 AM

The Department of Energy on Monday said the retail price of all grades of petrol would increase by R1.18 cents per litre.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

tobacco-farm-farming-cigarette-value-chain-industry-plant-crop-harvest-123rf

'Private sector must play role in emerging farmers to ensure food security'

2 June 2020 7:33 AM

AgriSA deputy executive director Christo van der Heeder reflects on what is happening with the Land Bank.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

online-learning-internet-notes-training-remote-working-internet-laptop-123rf

Are workplaces ready to welcome workers during lockdown Level 3?

1 June 2020 11:35 AM

Eusebius McKaiser facilitates a discussion on the state of readiness for employers for employees during this lockdown level.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

More from Local

200428zweligif

Gauteng recoveries reach 2,169 as SA's death rate nears 800

3 June 2020 9:58 PM

The Western and Eastern Cape now account for 78% of all cases recorded in South Africa.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Covid-19 coronavirus testing 123rf

Court: COVID-19 patients can't be forced to quarantine if they can self-isolate

3 June 2020 6:46 PM

The judgment was handed down on Wednesday after an urgent application by lobby group AfriForum, challenging the validity of regulations that forbid self-isolation.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Coronavirus9899

A partnership with a good story to tell

3 June 2020 5:54 PM

Two agencies join the Health Department and media to tell stories of frontline workers and those who’ve recovered from COVID-19.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

teddy-bear-toy-bed-childhood-pexels-photo-jpeg

Child Protection Week 2020: Protecting children during COVID-19 and the lockdown

3 June 2020 5:41 PM

Joanne Joseph speaks to University of Cape Town's Children's Institute senior researcher Lucy Jamieson.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Mulitplug adaptor plug switch electricity energy 123rfpolitics 123rf

'There will be deliberations over draft Joburg electricity tariff increase'

3 June 2020 4:33 PM

The City of Johannesburg is suggesting a new R200 basic charge for prepaid customers and R400 for prepaid business customers.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

liquor-store-sales-wine-champagne-mmc-brut-bubbly-alcohol-booze-drinking-123rf

Unbanning of alcohol sale is an uncalculated decision - ANC youth task team

3 June 2020 4:28 PM

Spokesperson Sizophila Mkhize says while there are responsible drinkers, the country is faced with an abnormal situation.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

kagisogif

Community members who picked up cash in Krugersdorp heist can be charged - SAPS

3 June 2020 2:54 PM

Three suspects fled the scene in Chamdor after they attacked a cash van with explosives in the early hours of the morning.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

raymond-zondojpg

Zondo eyes end of June restart, expects Zuma to appear 'quite soon'

3 June 2020 2:16 PM

Chairperson of the state capture commission of inquiry, Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, briefed the media on the commission's work during the coronavirus lockdown.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

200303-zwelithini-edjpg

KZN premier explains decision to increase King Zwelithini’s annual budget

3 June 2020 2:04 PM

Sihle Zikalala says that part of the allocated funding is spent on cultural programmes implemented under the royal household.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

City Power

City Power cuts off power to houses in Vlakfontein for illegal connections

3 June 2020 1:00 PM

The power utility's spokesperson Isaac Mangena says these houses were disconnected and will have to pay R11,000 reconnection fee.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward