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Old asbestos mining workers in Limpopo allege they work in dangerous conditions.

Numerous employees laboring to maintain abandoned asbestos mines in Limpopo's Mathabatha hamlet, outside of Lebowakgomo, claim their work is dangerous. They claim they lack the appropriate safety equipment. Lafata Engineering, which has a contract with the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy, is the employer of the workers.

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No one from Lafata Engineering was available for comment. Bokamoso Molokoane, a worker's representative, claims there aren't enough disposable masks and protective clothing available. "This place is unsafe. There are no showers here, and we work without the required PPE for asbestos work. We bring these asbestos-tainted overalls home, which is risky since it exposes our families and children to asbestos.

According to mining expert Foster Maloka, the government must manage asbestos sites to minimize potential risks to public health and the environment.

It is essential to close and rehabilitate all of the asbestos shafts in the area for this reason as well as the health of the local people. Furthermore, the laws of this country demand that these sites be taken down.


Source: https://www.sabcnews.com/sabcnews/workers-at-old-asbestos-mines-in-limpopo-claim-they-operate-in-dangerous-environment/

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Bokamoso Molokoane Department of Mineral Resources and Energy Lafata Engineering Lebowakgomo Limpopo

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