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Implats closes Zimplats mine to ensure safety
Implats closes Zimplats mine to ensure safety The Bimha mine in Zimbabwe, operated by Impala Platinum [JSE:IMP] (Implats) subsidiary Zimplats, has been closed, Implats announced on Wednesday.   "Implats wishes to inform shareholders and other stakeholders that a decision has now been made to cease all mining activity at the mine with immediate effect to ensure the safety of our employees," spokesperson Alice Lourens said in a statement.   This followed an announcement made by Zimplats on July 18 regarding an underground collapse at the mine.   On July 18, Zimplats said in a statement the collapse at the mine, 150km south-east of Harare, had affected nearly 50% of the mine's mining footprint.   Bimha was the largest of Zimplats's four mines.   "As a result of the proactive response from the management team and the timely evacuation of all personnel no injuries or damage of mobil
Hawks shut down an illegal gold refinery in Springs
Hawks shut down an illegal gold refinery in Springs In an effort to clamp down on the growing scourge of illegal mining and the trafficking of precious metals and diamonds, the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (the Hawks), in conjunction with the South African Diamond and Precious Metal Regulator (SADPMR), has attained notable succe
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 Mining is one of the most dangerous industries to work in, as it has high potential for occupational accidents. The nature of the industry, however, with its hazardous conditions, long hours and remote locations where workers are away from their families, also create a climate that is ripe for
AngloGold Ashanti Further Update on South Africa Earthquake
AngloGold Ashanti Further Update on South Africa Earthquake AngloGold Ashanti confirms that each one of the 3,300 people working underground at its Great Noligwa and Moab Khotsong mines early yesterday afternoon, when a 5.3magnitude earthquake struck South Africa’s North West province, were safely hoisted to surface by7:30pm yesterday.Twenty-e
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