granted it is an earthquake caused it, but still, they have a very poor work record. dont want to p/o the govt down there. this new ceo seemed to be getting a handle on it. they just have a lot of bad PR in SA for sure.
Seems like they chew the miners up and spit them out down in SA. Nothing like the Chinese who loose thousands per year. Do you have a handle on the effect an event like that has on the stock price?
South Africa loses orders of magnitude more miners to HIV/AIDS than it loses to mining accidents. IIRC, 20-30% of SA miners are HIV-positive. The influence this has on the miners and the community in general towards the death of miners is uncertain. In any case, everywhere mining is a dangerous occupation.