In The News South Africa

Sibanye vows to defend itself against possible class action lawsuit in the US

JOHANNESBURG, June 28 – Sibanye-Stillwater on Thursday said that it will “vigorously defend” itself against a possible lawsuit in the United States over deaths of mineworkers at its operations in South Africa. “The company notes the publicity and, if any claims are ultimately filed against the company intends to vigorously defend itself. We will continue […]

In The News South Africa

Sibanye condemned for another death at its operations

JOHANNESBURG, June 27 – Workers’ unions and political parties have condemned the death of yet another mineworker at Sibanye-Stillwater’s operations. On Tuesday, a 36-year-old winch operator died at the company’s Khomanani mine in Driefontein west of Johannesburg after he entered a scraper path and was caught by the scraper. The death brought to 21 the number of […]

Lead South Africa

lawmakers want Sibanye hauled over the coals

JOHANNESBURG, June 26- The chairperson of the portfolio committee on mineral resources, Sahlulele Luzipo, on Tuesday called for strong action to be taken against mining company Sibanye-Stillwater, including possibly suspending its operating licence.   Luzipo said the rate at which workers were dying at Sibanye mines had reached “disastrous proportions”   This comes after Sibanye […]

In The News South Africa

Sibanye-Stillwater says regression of safe working conditions at operations unacceptable

JOHANNESBURG, June 20 – Sibanye-Stillwater admitted on Wednesday that the substantial regression of safe working conditions underground at its operations was unacceptable, and committed to restoring and improving safety. A memorial service was held on Wednesday for five mineworkers who died from gas and heat exposure at Sibanye’s Kloof Ikamva mine after they entered an […]

In The News South Africa

NUM “angry and concerned” about mineworkers deaths at Sibanye

JOHANNESBURG, June 12- The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said on Monday that it was “angry and concerned” at the rate at which mining incidents were happening at Sibanye Stillwater’s operations. This comes after Sibanye confirmed that three miner workers died and two others remain trapped at Sibanye-Stillwater’s Kloof Ikamva Shaft near Westonaria, South-West of […]

Business In The News South Africa

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 […]

Lead South Africa

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 […]