Northern Cape mine workers honoured for promoting safety and health at work

The Northern Cape Mine Managers Association (NCMMA) and Kalagadi Manganese Mine have honoured employees who adhere and promote safety, health and environmental conditions in the mines.

During the Safety Health Environment (SHE) Day held in October 2017 at the Kuruman Show Grounds, employees and their families enjoyed the inter-mines competitions, e.g. forklift, fire-fighting and first aid, by SHE representatives and environmental officers.

At the end of the competitions, the winning employees from different mines in the Northern Cape received awards. The following mines won the SHE representatives categories, namely SHE full-time, advanced and novice:

• Health and Safety Representative – Full-time

- 1st: Keakobega Sebuasengwe – representing Petra Finsch Mine

- 2nd: Lucky Moholoeng – representing Assmang Khumani Mine

- 3rd: Jones Boss – representing Assmang Beeshoek


• Health and Safety Representative – Advanced

- 1st: Mpho Modisadihe – representing Idwala Lime

- 2nd: Golelane Mohaladi – representing Assmang Khumani Mine

- 3rd: Ronald Maseng – representing Petra Finsch Mine

• Health and Safety Representative – Novice

- 1st: Bertus Moolman – representing Assmang Khumani Mine

- 2nd: Nthabiseng Maine – representing Petra Finsch Mine

- 3rd: Thabo Yiko – representing Anglo-American Kolomela Mine

“There is a belief that mining is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. An event like this is crucial to inculcate a culture which prompts every employee to take reasonable care of the environment, health and safety for his or her colleagues,” said Wonder Zwane, the current NCMMA Chairperson and General Manager of Kalagadi Manganese Mine which hosted the NCMMA SHE Day.

Mr Zwane said that, through their skills, training and hard work, miners attempt to control and manage the challenges of safety, health and environment, and many are good at it! It requires supreme vigilance every minute of every shift.

The SHE Day is supported by the Department of Mineral Resources and the NCMMA, and was sponsored by Kalagadi Manganese in 2017. Mining communities around the Northern Cape were encouraged to bring their families for a day of fun.


Report by:

Rich Hlathswayo (on behalf of the NCMMA)


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