HomeCoalDeep Insights #48 Preserving a miner's life- Dr. Sizwe Phakathi

Deep Insights #48 Preserving a miner’s life- Dr. Sizwe Phakathi

In the early 2000s the South African mining industry carried an inescapable risk for its workers. A lack of innovative tools, minimal research and poor organisational cultures meant that miners went to work without knowing if they’d return home, safely. Over two decades later, the industry can boast a sterling improvement in managing health and safety, a very critical factor in every mining operation. Minerals Council South Africa head of safety and sustainable development DR. SIZWE PHAKATHI tells HLENGIWE MOTAUNG.


Illegal mining will worsen if not properly dealt with