Modern Mining March 2023


The Minerals Council South Africa and its members continue their unwaver Industry commits to unwavering focus on safety ing commitment to Zero Harm and note the significant reduction in fatalities, to

a record low of 49 during 2022, after a concerted effort by all stakeholders and a focus on the safety strategies developed to improve working conditions. “The industry will build on the momentum achieved dur ing 2022 when we halted and significantly reversed the regression in safety during the previous two years in which 74 and 60 of our colleagues died in 2021 and 2020 respectively. This has been the result of many organisational and industry level interventions and resolute leadership from, particularly, the industry CEOs initiating and supporting multi-tier projects as part of the Khumbul’ekhaya strategy,” says Lerato Tsele, acting head of safety and sustainable development at the Minerals Council. The industry reported a total of 1 946 serious injuries in 2022, down from 2 123 in 2021. There were reductions of between 19% and 47% in fatalities across all com modities, while iron ore and manganese reported no fatalities during 2022. 

Industry records significant reduction in fatalities to 49 during 2022.

Anglo American senior leadership change

Anglo American Platinum’s CEO Natascha Viljoen, will join Newmont Corporation, the US-based mining company, as its Chief Operating Officer upon completion of her notice period of up to 12 months. Viljoen will continue to serve as CEO of Anglo American Platinum and as a member of Resolute appoints CFO Gold miner, Resolute Mining, has appointed Chris Eger as its new CFO. With the decision to move the CFO position to London, Eger replaces Doug Warden who has decided not to relocate. Eger commenced on 27 February 2023, while Warden remains with the com pany until 31 March 2023 to ensure an orderly handover. During his 25-year career, Eger has held sev eral senior financial, commercial and leadership roles, in the resources and investment bank ing sectors. Most recently he was the CFO of Chaarat Gold and was previously CFO of Nyrstar NV and the M&A director at Trafigura AG. Resolute’s CEO, Terry Holohan, said he is delighted to have Eger join the team. “Eger is a highly regarded CFO, who has extensive global experience in the resources and investment banking sectors.” 

Anglo American’s Group Management Committee until that time. Duncan Wanblad, CEO of Anglo American, said: “Viljoen is an outstand ing leader who, having joined us in 2014, transformed our technical processing capa bilities and performance, and subsequently

Natascha Viljoen is CEO of Anglo American

lead our world class PGMs business for the last three years. Her commitment to lead Anglo American Platinum and its continued performance improvement as a platform for growth through her notice period is a clear demonstration of her strong personal quali ties. The process to identify her successor is now underway.” “While I have identified the next phase of my career, my commitment to deliver ing our clear objectives during this year is as firm as ever, beginning, of course, with keeping our people safe, every day,” said Viljoen. 

Chris Eger is Resolute Mining’s new CFO.

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