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Sibanye-Stillwater gets Reserve Bank approval for Lonmin acquisition

JOHANNESBURG, May 15 (ANA) – Sibanye-Stillwater said on Tuesday it had received approval from the South African Reserve Bank for its acquisition of the world’s third largest platinum producer, Lonmin Plc. In December, Sibanye-Stillwater agreed to buy the troubled miner for about £285 million, or $382 million, in an all-share deal. The proposed transaction remains scheduled for closure […]

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Sibanye-Stillwater mine accident raises major concerns about safety in SA mines – Solidarity

JOHANNESBURG, May 6 – Trade union Solidarity has expressed grave concern about safety in South African mines in the wake of Thursday’s seismic event at Sibanye-Stillwater’s Masakhane shaft at Driefontein, near Carletonville in Gauteng, which claimed seven lives and injured another six miners. There is particular concern about seismic activities in deep-level mines that cause […]

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Minerals department urges Sibanye-Stilwater to prioritise safety after workers killed

JOHANNESBURG, May 4 – South Africa’s mineral resources department on Friday urged Sibanye-Stillwater to pay greater attention to health and safety after four workers died following a seismic event at the company’s Masakhane mine in Driefontein. “The gold sector has seen an increase in fatalities this year, with Sibanye-Stilwater as one of the main contributors,” the […]

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SA union NUM says another mineworker killed at Sibanye-Stillwater

JOHANNESBURG, March 26 (ANA) – The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM)  said on Monday it was deeply concerned that another worker had died at Sibanye-Stillwater’s Khuseleka operation in Rustenburg last Friday. “Since January this year, 16 mineworkers have died so far in the mining industry and five fatalities happened at Sibanye Stillwater,” the union’s health […]

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Sibanye adamant it ensured workers’ safety at Beatrix, unions disagree

WELKOM, February 3 – Sibanye-Stillwater remained steadfast on Friday that it upheld its responsibilities by ensuring the safety of all mineworkers that were trapped underground at its Beatrix gold mine in South Africa’s Free State province, despite mounting criticism from workers’ unions about the company’s conduct. Sibanye confirmed that 955 workers were rescued unharmed in […]