At the 2018 Mine Occupational Health & Safety Summit held in Benoni on 18 and 19 October 2018, hosted by the Minister of Mineral Resources, the Honourable Gwede Mantashe, Aspasa’s Nico Pienaar was presented with a Mine Health and Safety Council Certificate of Recognition.
The citation reads: ‘In appreciation of exceptional commitment and contribution to the Mine Health and Safety Council’s (MHSC) journey to zero harm in the South African mining industry.’
The summit’s participants from government, business and organised labour had gathered to assess progress towards ‘Every mineworker returning from work unharmed every day: Striving for zero harm’, and to derive solutions that will assist the industry improve the current situation.
“Our aim is zero fatalities, and we can only do that if we - government, mining companies and labour unions - work together. It is important for all stakeholders to appreciate that mining is not only about the minerals being mined, it is about human beings,” the Minister added.
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