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Mining Strikes Could Break Mining Industry
Mining Strikes Could Break Mining IndustryMINING production plummeted in February compared with a year ago, and economists have warned that a strike would bring the struggling sector to its knees. The sector, a major contributor to economic output, is under pressure from rising input prices, weak demand and low global commodity prices. Mining output contracted sharply by 8.7% in February compared with a year ago after a 5.5% contraction in January, Statistics SA data showed on Thursday. The decline was the largest contraction since December 2012, when mining production fell 9.2% due to a strike in Marikana. With mineworkers heading for wage talks in a few months, and given a history of protracted strikes in the sector, there are concerns a strike would add to the sector’s woes and curb economic growth. "A strike would provide yet another damaging blow to the sector, which is still struggling to recover fro
Two More Bodies Found at Harmony Mine In Welkom
Two More Bodies Found at Harmony Mine In WelkomThe bodies of two more men were found at the Eland Shaft of Harmony Mine in Welkom, bringing to six the number of bodies discovered underground this week, Free State police said on Thursday. Police spokesman Stephen Thakeng said officers were called to the mine shaft to look into the discovery of
Remote monitoring improves safety and performance in security sector
Remote monitoring improves safety and performance in security sector The private security industry in South Africa is among the largest in the world, with over 9 000 registered companies employing more than 450 000 registered active private security guards. Although it may seem a daunting and expensive task, real-time location-based tracking of this enorm
Rope access makes cooling tower repair and maintenance a breeze
Rope access makes cooling tower repair and maintenance a breezeA well-maintained cooling tower is essential for optimal system performance. Leading rope access specialist Skyriders is demonstrating the most efficient way of achieving this result in a project to repair a 140-m-high cooling tower at a petrochemical plant in Secunda, Mpumalanga. The petrochemic
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Improving productivity in the mining sector with fast, reliable, high-quality electronic breath alcohol detectors
Improving productivity in the mining sector with fast, reliable, high-quality electronic breath alcohol detectors
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