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Residents of Mtunzini takes on mining company
Residents of Mtunzini takes on mining companyResidents of Mtunzini, a small holiday town on the North Coast, are to take on a multinational mining company that wants to mine on their doorsteps.   On one side are the residents, a group of about 2 400 people. In the past, they made a living mainly from eco-tourism.   On the other side is Tronox KZN Sands. The multinational company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and is one of the world’s largest titanium miners. The company operates across four continents and employs 3 600 people worldwide.   The company first started operating a mine in Hillendale, just outside Esikhawini, near Richards Bay.   In July, they were given permission by the government to mine near the town of Mtunzini.   The mine, called Fairbreeze, has expanded over the years, and now plans are afoot to mine four sand dunes within 100m of the nearest homes.   How
34 miners trapped after Bosnia quake
34 miners trapped after Bosnia quakeThirty-four miners remained trapped inside a Bosnian coal mine on Friday after an earthquake triggered a gas explosion and caved in two tunnels. "Of 56 miners that were in the mine, 22 made it back to the surface and 34 are still in the affected zone," said Esad Civic, manager at the Rasp
What are the regulations regarding an emergency escape from mines
What are the regulations regarding an emergency escape from mines Question:   Are there regulations with regard to emergency escape from mines, either underground or open?   Answer:    The Mine Health and Safety Act 29 of 1996 stipulate:   CHAPTER 16 RESCUE, FIRST AID AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE   16.2 Iss
Saliva versus urine An overview of drug testing technologies
Saliva versus urine An overview of drug testing technologies Drug abuse is a growing problem in South Africa, as the variety of drugs available continue to increase and the cost of purchasing these drugs decrease. In fact, certain drugs are now cheaper than alcohol, which has led to a significant uptake in the number of users. The dangers and liabilitie
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