At what point do we say it’s no longer worth it to send humans being four kilometres under the ground to dig dirt for profit?— Bruce Whitfield gets right to the point in this interview
The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) protested outside the Chamber of Mines on Thursday.
They demanded action against what they call deteriorating safety standards in the mining industry.
This follows the recent deaths of mine workers.
Unions say it has become a growing trend.
Thirty-three people have been killed in the mining sector since the start of the 2018, according to NUM.
To date this year 33 people have died and the top killers are gold mines amongst them are Harmony and Sibanye Gold Mine… Actions suggest that mine bosses are not worried about the safety of the mine workers underground.— Piet Matosa, NUM President
Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for quotes from it).
That issue of when enough is enough is, really, a question of science… We’re trying to understand what caused this spike in seismic events…— Sizwe Phakathi, Chamber of Mines South Africa
This talks to the depth of our mines…— Sizwe Phakathi, Chamber of Mines South Africa
We can arrest this trend… There hasn’t been any indication to say when these mines will stop being feasible for people working there…— Sizwe Phakathi, Chamber of Mines South Africa
We value each and every life of our employees at our mines.— Sizwe Phakathi, Chamber of Mines South Africa
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