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SSC Group 10 Year Anniversary​
SSC Group 10 Year Anniversary​
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Siyakhula Sonke Empowerment Corporation eagerly waiting for court judgement on Lily and Barbrook
Siyakhula Sonke Empowerment Corporation eagerly waiting for court judgement on Lily and Barbrook
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Lily Mine revival plans
Lily Mine revival plans
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SSC working to restart production at Barbrook, Lily
SSC working to restart production at Barbrook, Lily
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eNCA Lily Mine live Interview with SSC Group CEO 16 April 19
eNCA Lily Mine live Interview with SSC Group CEO 16 April 19
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Message from SSC Group CEO
Message from SSC Group CEO
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SSC Gender Based Violence 2020
SSC Gender Based Violence 2020
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Lily Mine Media Briefing
Lily Mine Media Briefing
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Watch Fred Arendse give 5 tips on turning around a Junior mine. #juniorindaba
Watch Fred Arendse give 5 tips on turning around a Junior mine. #juniorindaba
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Remembering Marikana 2018
Remembering Marikana 2018

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Community remains divided over the reopening of Lily and Barbrook mines

According to the former Lily mineworkers’ spokesperson, Harry Nhlanhla Mazibuko, the many failed attempts to reopen the mine in the past have left its former employees with no confidence in McChesney’s statement.

Controversy continues to surround Vantage Goldfields’ CEO Mike McChesney’s announcement that Lily and Barbrook mines would be reopened by the second half of this year.

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Workers in disagreement with Amcu over Lily Mine amended business rescue plan

Some of the former workers accuse Amcu of taking a decision to support an amended Lily Mine business rescue plan without consulting them.
Divisions are starting to show between former workers of Lily Mine, families of the three workers who were trapped underground and the Associations of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu).

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SSC Group and Lily Mine heads to court

The court application by Siyakhula Sonke Empowerment Corporation Silver and its subsidiary, Flaming Silver Trading 373, collectively known as the SSC Group, to have Vantage Goldfields South Africa (VGSA) transfer the shares of the mines, will be heard at the Mpumalanga High Court today.

LOW’S CREEK – SSC Group has applied for the matter to be heard urgently.

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New business rescue plan proposed as Lily, Barbrook mines dispute continues

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – Vantage Goldfields Limited (VGL) and Siyakhula Sonke Empowerment Corporation (SSC) representative Fred Arendse on June 23 proposed amended business rescue plans for the Lily gold mine, in Mpumalanga.

The Lily and Barbrook mines have been the subject of a dispute after the operations were placed under business rescue after the Lily mine collapsed in February 2016, killing three mineworkers who were trapped in a container underground.

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Arqomanzi obstructed in bid to buy gold mines

Australian mining company Vantage Goldfields (VGO) has thrown a curve ball and frustrated the hopes of reopening two gold mines in Mpumalanga by a company in the forefront of acquiring the business.

VGO owns Lily and Barbrook mines in Louisville near Barberton. The mines have been under business rescue since they were shut down in 2016 following the collapse of an entrance to Lily mine that buried three workers underground.

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Lily mine is reopening its doors

The much publicised Lily gold mine in Barberton, closed since a pillar collapse in February 2016, will soon reopen its doors which a new owner who has major aspirations for the mine and the rest of the assets previous owner Vantage Goldfields held.

The Siyakhula Sonke Empowerment Corporation (SSC Group), held a media briefing today to introduce themselves as the new owners of Vantage Goldfields and to provide an overview of the Vantage Goldfields operations.

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SSC Group claims legal victory with high court ruling on business rescue of Lily, Barbrook mines

SSC Group, a bidder and creditor for the Lily and Barbrook mines in Barberton, which both remain under business rescue, says “truth and justice” have been won with a court judgment that was handed down by the Mpumalanga High Court on May 31, which it says found that the behaviour and actions of the involved business rescue practitioners (BRPs) were “unlawful and irresponsible”.

The Lily and Barbrook mines have been shut following a collapse of the Lily mine in February 2016 with trapped…

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Lily Mine – a win for truth and justice says SSC Group

In a win for truth and justice, a court judgment handed down by the Mpumalanga High Court of South Africa, on 31 May 2021, ruled that the behavior and actions of the Lily and Barbrook Mines’ business rescue practitioners (BRPs), towards the businesses under rescue and the affected parties, were unlawful and irresponsible.

The Lily and Barbrook Mines have been inoperative, since the tragic collapse of the Lily Mine crown pillar in 2016 that led to three mine workers being trapped underground in a container.

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