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28 January 2008

Probe into workers' exposure to poisonous fumes [So. Africa]

Author: Edwin Tshivhidzo, BuaNews [So. Africa]

The Department of Labour is conducting a formal inquiry into the exposure of workers to poisonous fumes at the Assmang manganese plant in Cato Ridge in Durban...Last year, about 50 workers were suspected to be suffering from the crippling condition,...

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5 October 2007

Green Scorpions raise red flag on habitual polluters [So. Africa]

Author: Ingi Salgado, Business Report [So. Africa]

The state's environmental management inspectorate has named [ArcelorMittal South Africa, Highveld Steel and Vanadium (part of Anglo American), Assmang] serious transgressors of environmental laws and permits, all three of which are ISO14001...

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12 July 2007

Laws fail to make SA's workers safe [So. Africa]

Author: Slindile Khanyile, Business Report [So. Africa]

Most firms did not carry out risk assessments every two years, as required by law, because government inspections rarely took place, [Southern African Institute for Occupational Hygiene president] Van Vuuren said...[He also] singled out exposure to...

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10 July 2007

Assmang was warned about deadly dust [So. Africa]

Author: Slindile Khanyile, Business Report [So. Africa]

The owners of the Assmang manganese processing plant...where at least 50 workers are suspected to be suffering from the crippling condition manganism, were warned as early as 1995 about the dangers of high levels of dust at the plant...Jan Steenkamp,...

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13 May 2007

Dirty business beware! [So. Africa]

Author: Sharda Naidoo, Business Times [So. Africa]

The government is clamping down on the country’s biggest industrial polluters in a fresh bid to cut hazardous gas emissions. This week state environmental management inspectors...started a countrywide crackdown on refineries and the iron, steel and...

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1 December 2004

[PDF] HIV/AIDS Resource Guide for the Mining Sector

Author: International Finance Corporation

...With funding from the Canadian development agency CIDA, IFC has commissioned from Golder Associates an HIV/AIDS Resource Guide for the mining sector - a resource for developing stakeholder competency in mining communities in Southern Africa. The...

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1 January 2004

Small African mining firms lag in fight against AIDS - IFC handbook launched to assist them

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