January 1, 1970

SA platinum producers dodge strike bullet

The world’s three biggest platinum producers all reached three-year wage deals with the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union without losing one day to a strike. […]
January 1, 1970

Rescuers try to find 18 still trapped by mine blast in China

Hundreds of rescuers continue efforts to save 18 coal miners trapped following a gas explosion that has left 15 of their colleagues dead. Source: News
January 1, 1970

Zwane: Redrafted mining bill sure to pass muster this time

Opposition politicians have expressed doubts about the redrafted mining amendment bill, but Mining Minister Mosebenzi Zwane says it will now pass constitutional muster. Source: News
January 1, 1970

Toll in China mine blast rises to 33

All 33 miners missing after a colliery explosion in China have been confirmed dead, state media reports, in the country’s latest mining accident. Source: News