Rescue service for illegal miners
IOL – Mine Rescue Services South Africa (MRS) plans to become the “911” of underground incidents in the country’s mining industry.
Illegal mining spins ‘out of control’
Business Day – Illegal mining at abandoned and closed mines was “spiralling out of control”, with increasing numbers of injuries and deaths seen at mines across all commodities produced in SA, said Christo de Klerk, CEO of Mines Rescue Services (MRS).
The zama zama wars and the miraculous MRS
Mineweb – It’s a story of desperation, tragedy, and sadness, one that will make your skin crawl in parts, but also one that will leave you with incredible gratitude and admiration for the work being done by the teams from Mine Rescue Services.
Illegal mining out of control – Mine Rescue Services
Mining Weekly – A surge in the number of mine rescues and recoveries at abandoned and disused operations is an indication that the illegal mining scourge is starting to spiral out of control, and the recorded incidents are just the tip of the iceberg.
Illegal mining out of control, says rescue organisation
IOL – Mines Rescue South Africa (MRS) says illegal mining is “out of control and this is just the tip of the ice-berg”.
Illegal mining is spreading like a wildfire
Mineweb – An interview with Mine Rescue Services CEO, Christo de Klerk.
Illegal mine rescues are high risk - Chamber of Mines
CAPE TALK – Chamber of Mines has shared information about their medical rescue operations and how they deal with illegal mining.
Urgent need for public inquiry into Lily mine disaster
GroundUp – We need to know how it happened to prevent another catastrophe. On 16 September 1986, there was a massive underground collapse at the Kinross coal mine, which resulted in the death of 177 workers. Their bodies were never recovered.
Chamber of Mines views education as key to South Africa’s future
Mining Review – The South African Chamber of Mines says that all stakeholders have a responsibility to contribute towards the development of the people of South Africa.
Higher education funding
Talk Radio 702 – The Chamber of Mines says while it believes in the importance of private sector funding in higher education, discussion should remain mindful of economic realities. Chamber of Mines Spokesperson Charmane Russell says these discussions cannot be divorced from the economic reality facing the sector.