Nine miners rescued from Free State mine

SABC News reports that nine people who were trapped underground have been safely brought to the surface at the Joel mine which falls under the management of Harmony Gold in Theunissen, in the Free State. Eight men and a woman are said to have gone underground on their night shift on Wednesday.

They were supposed to return to the surface on Thursday morning but could not because the mortar of the mine cage got burned. The cage is used to transport miners underground back to the surface. Bokoloshe says engineers managed to fix the mortar of the cage and mine workers were then returned to the surface. They have been taken to the medical station for medical attention.


PIC having ‘fruitful’ talks with Mboweni over staff bonuses, MPs hear

Engineering News writes that the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) will table a revised remuneration policy at the next Annual General Meeting with the shareholder – Treasury – in November, members of Parliament heard. Executives of the investment corporation, including chairperson Reuel Khoza and acting CEO Vuyani Hako, on Tuesday briefed Parliament’s standing committee on finance on the 2018/19 […]