Phakisa Number 3 Ventilation Shaft Rehabilitation Project


Lawrence Schultz, Redpath Mining; Tok Bester, Redpath Mining; Bennie Burger, Redpath Mining

This paper deals with the rehabilitation of a collapsed seven compartment, rectangular ventilation shaft, situated in the Free State region of the Witwatersrand Gold Fields, South Africa, using a new innovative method. It describes the initial challenges faced, the safe methodology developed and the execution thereof. In addition, it deals with the hurdles encountered during execution and the corrective actions taken to overcome these hurdles.
Keywords: Rehabilitation, safe methodology and execution, new innovative method