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POPCRU supports COSATU's call for the total shutdown of Sibanye Stillwater operations
8 February 2018
The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) is fully behind COSATU's call for the total shutdown of Sibanye Stillwater operations.
The mining company has in the recent past been marred by poor safety measures which led to the entrapment of over 1100 workers underground at their operation in Beatrix mine in the Free State, and of recent, led to the death of 2 workers who were trapped at another of their operations at Kloof mine as a result of an underground rock fall.
The appalling safety standards applied by mine owners have demonstrated their prioritisation of profits over lives, and the status quo cannot be normalised.
We urge the Department of Mineral Resources to enforce stricter measures around all mines in ensuring stricter measures and harsher penalties are effected within all mining operations for the preservation of the many vulnerable lives these mining operations continue to put at risk.
Issued by POPCRU on 08/02/2018
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