Seven SA gold miners dead after small quake hits operations

Seven SA gold miners dead after small quake hits operations

The final death toll following last week’s mining accident stands at seven, with another six who were rescued but injured, according to South Africa’s mineworker unions and the mine operator. The accident happened Thursday at the Sibanye-Stillwater’s Masakhane Mine at Driefontein, when – according to company officials – a seismic…

South African miners rescued 30 hours after storm cuts power

South African miners rescued 30 hours after storm cuts power

More than 1,000 miners in South Africa trapped below ground since Wednesday night are safe, following the restoration of power following a storm-related outage. The miners at a Sibanye-Stillwater Beatrix gold mine near Welkom were brought to the surface early Friday morning after power was restored at about 3 a.m.,…