• Water shortage

    Climate-related consequences are raising food prices, joblessness, crime, and instability.

  • High food prices

    Mandi Smallhorne looks beyond the weather as the cause for rising food costs.

  • Sars Wars returns

    Allan Greenblo looks at the leadership concerns around the 'Twin Peaks' regulatory model.

All data is delayed
Loading...
See More

Sibanye suspends operations

Feb 20 2013 16:17
Sapa
Johannesburg - Underground operations at Sibanye Gold's Beatrix mine, in Welkom, in the Free State, were suspended on Wednesday because of a fire, the company said.

"We have decided to suspend underground operations at Beatrix Four Shaft while we assess the situation and bring the fire under control," said Sibanye Gold CEO Neal Froneman.

The fire broke out on Tuesday night.

Froneman said rescue teams had evacuated the entire mine by 07:00 on Wednesday without any injuries, or employees being exposed to undue danger.

He said the fire had not yet been extinguished and there were still high levels of smoke and gas in the mine.

Follow Fin24 on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Pinterest.

beatrix mine  |  sibanye gold  |  neal froneman  |  mines

NEXT ON FIN24X

 
 
 

Read Fin24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.
 

Company Snapshot

We're talking about:

SMALL BUSINESS

Marketing is a big concern in SA's small business community, followed by a lack of confidence and partnering with the wrong people, according to a survey.
 

Money Clinic

Money Clinic
Do you have a question about your finances? We'll get an expert opinion.
Click here...

Voting Booth

The regulation of WhatsApp and other OTTs is:

Previous results · Suggest a vote

Loading...