January 1, 1970

Desperate bid to save trapped men at Rustenburg mine

Rescuers are working furiously at Impala Platinum’s Rustenburg mine to save two mineworkers who are trapped underground. Source: News
January 1, 1970

SA miners to bleed jobs in Zimbabwe

South African and other mining groups in Zimbabwe will lay off employees, despite platinum, gold and nickel registering growth during the first quarter of the year. […]
January 1, 1970

Peru declares mercury poison emergency

Peru has declared an environmental emergency in 11 Amazon jungle districts where mercury pollution blamed on unregulated gold mining is poisoning people and fish. Source: News
January 1, 1970

EDC unveils R200m quarry aggregate mine in Indwe

The Eastern Cape Development Corporation has spent some R736 000 prepping up for operations a R200m quarry aggregate mine in Indwe, just outside Queenstown. Source: News