South Africa's "appalling" mine safety record was attacked during a memorial service in Johannesburg for sixty five black miners killed don September 12 in a methane gas explosion at the Hlobane Coal Mine.
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Background: South Africa's "appalling" mine safety record was attacked during a memorial service in Johannesburg for sixty five black miners killed don September 12 in a methane gas explosion at the Hlobane Coal Mine. In a moving tribute to the dead miners, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa, General Secretary of the black "National Union of Mine Workers" (NUM), declared on September 16 that the South African Government and its Chamber of Mines has "consistently displayed a callous disregard for human life" by not implementing adequate safety precautions. He added that South Africa's record of mine safety was 'the worst in the world', and charged that the Hlobane mine still used unreliable and risky flame safety lamps. The memorial service, attended by Bishop Desmond Tutu and dozens of other mourners, heard Mr Ramaphosa warn the South African Government that 'unless a commission of inquiry is instituted immediately to look into safety in the mines, there will be very little industrial peace. At present there are no black delegates on any South African mine safety committee, and Mr Ramaphosa demanded that blacks be allowed to join in formulating mine safety laws.