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22 July 2011

Assmang gets nod for trying to comply

Author: Business Report

Manganese producer Assmang yesterday showed off a R400 million capital spending programme, which will help to bring its Cato Ridge works in compliance with environmental laws, during a site inspection by Rejoice Mabudafhasi, the Deputy Minister of...

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21 September 2009

Assmang boss accused of gambling with workers' lives [So. Africa]

Author: South African Press Association (SAPA)

...Assmang [joint venture African Rainbow Minerals, Assore]...boss was on Monday accused of having “gambled” with workers lives by failing to act when warned that the company boiler was likely to explode...Workers' attorney Richard Spoor said Assmang...

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4 September 2009

Lawyers clash at Assmang hearing over medical reports [So. Africa]

Author: Margie Inggs, Business Reprt [So. Africa]

The knives were drawn yesterday between the attorneys representing ferromanganese firm Assmang and nine workers dismissed on the grounds that they were 100 percent disabled, as legal eagles clashed over whether confidential medical information should...

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10 November 2008

Workers 'offered money to see medical expert' [So. Africa]

Author: Sunday Independent [So. Africa]

Suspected manganese poisoning victims were allegedly offered R800 000 each to undergo further testing while their employer refused to recognise the attorney representing them, a labour department that is investigating several cases of manganese...

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25 April 2008

Assmang liable for charges over fatal explosion [So. Africa]

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

Assmang [joint venture Assore, African Rainbow Minerals] could face criminal charges over the February blast that killed six people...[D]epartment of labour said...[e]vidence collated during [an] inquiry will be sent to the national director of public...

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24 April 2008

Manganese smelter did not insist on masks [So. Africa]

Author: So. African Broadcasting Corporation

[Assmang (joint venture Assore, African Rainbow Minerals)]...did not insist its workers wear protective dust masks, even though dust levels were sometimes three times more than national legislative limits, a Labour Department inquiry heard today. The...

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24 April 2008

So. Africa: Assmang faces possible prosecution over fatal explosion

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25 February 2008

Durban factory workers disrupt explosion inquiry [So. Africa]

Author: South African Broadcasting Corporation News

Workers from the Assmang Ferro-Manganese Smelter [joint venture African Rainbow Minerals, Assore] in Cato Ridge have disrupted the Labour Department's formal inquiry into the exposure of poisonous fumes at the company...The inquiry was due to start...

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25 February 2008

So. Africa: Dept. of Labour shuts down Assmang plant following death of four workers

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25 February 2008

Durban steel plant closed after fatal explosion [So. Africa]

Author: Edwin Tshivhidzo, Bua News [So. Africa]

The Department of Labour has closed the Assmang plant in Cato Ridge, Durban following the death of four workers in a massive explosion on Sunday...This weekend's accident took place at a time when the plant was under inquiry for exposing workers to...

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