there is a chance for growth but it depends o which channels are open for you. we end up resorting to hard work and dedication with the hope that managemnent will notice the desire from us to acquire permanent employment
The Mine only uses people for what they can offer, no development, you only get to be used. I was appointed as a foreman since 2016 but never renumirated for the position however a lot of people where hired and renumirated. Unfair labour practices.
Daily meetings of previous days accomplishments and non accomplishments and what must be done on the day I have learnt to implement a fully functional CMMS system The culture is one of silos There is nothing hard about the job. Achieving deadlines Company still need to invest in developing and retaining skills
Work Very long at times, management will decide now that they want a report with data that spans over 2-3 years
They growing everyday but they still need to improve a lot of things for them to increase the speed they growing at.the company and it's people are loving and caring. The training lag there and there, but that can be fix. Safety is great and I think they trying their best on that. In overall it's a good company
Intern (Former Employee) – Marikana, NW – 23 September 2014
A typical day at work would mainly start off with safety talk, where we come together as collective of students and the supervisor and discuss the safety topic of the day. I learned how to work in and around everyone's characters I improved my group working skills, I learned how to integrate my theoretical aspect learned at university with the practical application.
My co-workers were generally supportive although there were hiccups and clashes from time to time. The hardest part of my job was carrying out the tasks as given out by supervisor mainly because it was hard for me to get what was needed because of the different cultural backgrounds from one individual to another. The most enjoyable and rewarding part of my job was finally getting the job done. And also spending time with my colleagues during lunch rime
Fringe benefits, launches
Long working hours, nearly impossible to complete tasks
intern (Former Employee) – Marikana, NW – 10 April 2014
we were having a shut down maintenance day and after all the work have being completed, we decided to go and set everything ready to start at the MV substation. when we got the we found that the ball mill panel was offline and we were not sure that what went wrong there cause everything was okay when we switch off the plant. we straggled for three hours trying to sort it out. after that three hours thats when found that the cable that send the communiocation to the control was loose. after that time i told my self that everytime when ther is a fault that i have to sort out, i don't have to panic but go step by step on checking what if not working and what works. and that is working well for me.