Streaming issues? Report here
Joanne Joseph 702 Gradients Joanne Joseph 702 Gradients
Afternoon Drive with Joanne Joseph
15:00 - 18:00
volume_up
volume_mute

Up Next: The Money Show with Bruce Whitfield
See full line-up
Afternoon Drive with Joanne Joseph
15:00 - 18:00

Home
arrow_forward
Politics

6 miners killed in Limpopo copper mine

16 July 2018 11:13 AM
Tags:
Limpopo
Killed
mining deaths
Amcu calls for Mining Health and Safety Act to be amended amidst more deaths hitting the sector.

The mining industry is dealing with another tragedy.

After confirmation that six miners died in Limpopo.

READ: 21 deaths at Sibanye-Stillwater mine in 6 months

The Phalaborwa mining company has confirmed that all workers who were trapped underground have been accounted for.

Workers died after a fire broke out at the mine on Sunday.

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union Amcu leader Joseph Mathunjwa says the news of the deaths is really sad and he would like to convey his condolences to the families.

Amcu has been advocating for the amendment of the Mine Health and Safety Act and we have not seen any traction on our clarion call on this.

Joseph Mathunjwa, Amcu leader

These bosses of these mines must be held accountable for the deaths of these workers.

Joseph Mathunjwa, Amcu leader

He says the miners were fixing a conveyor belt that transport minerals from underground to the surface.

Apparently there was a fire around that conveyor belt and as a result, the workers were trapped underground and that is where they met their death.

Joseph Mathunjwa, AMCU leader

Listen below to the full interview:


16 July 2018 11:13 AM
Tags:
Limpopo
Killed
mining deaths

More from Politics

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

fikile-mbalula-briefing-30-maypng

We are looking at 50% for buses and 70% for taxis - Fikile Mbalula

1 June 2020 8:23 AM

Transport minister gives the different regulations for the industry as the country moves to lockdown Level 3.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

200526-lesufi-edjpg

Motshekga chose not to ignore parents concerns on reopening of schools - Lesufi

1 June 2020 7:39 AM

Gauteng MEC Panyaza Lesufi and Naptosa's Basil Manuel weigh in on pupils now returning to schools on 8 June.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

200519 Angie Motshekga4

UPDATE: Motshekga delays address on school readiness amid further consultations

31 May 2020 7:04 PM

The minister was set to give an update on Sunday evening after meeting unions and organisations who wanted re-opening delayed.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Cigarette-two.jpg

Health Minister to host Sunday meeting on tobacco control in SA

31 May 2020 9:48 AM

On World No Tobacco Day, Minister Zweli Mkhize is set to host a virtual meeting amid court action over continued tobacco sale ban.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward