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Police in Giyani have launched a manhunt for suspects who killed three men during an 'apparent shootout' at a mine in Hlaneki village, outside Giyani, Limpopo.
Three alleged illegal miners arrested with gold-processing equipment worth R5m are expected to appear in the Westonaria Magistrate's Court in Gauteng for illegally processing gold.
Gauteng police have confiscated 40 blasting cartridges, seven connector capped fuses and a length of detonating fuse used by illegal miners during a raid in Benoni.
Police Minister Bheki Cele on Friday welcomed the introduction of a task team to tackle gangsterism and illegal mining in the Free State.
Residents of Blaauwbosch village in Newcastle, who live near an old coal mine where informal mining takes place, say they are fed up with empty promises by the government and local politicians.
The City of Johannesburg has been forced to close Iridium Street between Randfontein Road and Penny Road in Roodepoort due to illegal mining activities.
Glencore has said at least 19 illegal miners were killed when part of a mine collapsed in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The death toll at the Gloria coal mine near Middelburg in Mpumalanga has risen to six and rescue efforts have for now been halted owing to a plethora of dangers.
It's been just over two months since villagers in Kwamachi discovered "gold". News24's Mxolisi Mngadi revisits the site where people still wait for the chance to change their fortunes.
A man has been arrested at the KwaMachi "gold" site in Harding, KwaZulu-Natal after a night of unrest where police had to use teargas to disperse a crowd of "gold" diggers.
The body of a suspected illegal miner has been retrieved from a collapsed trench in High Road in Germiston.
The nine Lesotho nationals, who were reportedly involved in illegal mining, have allegedly been stoned to death by fellow zama-zamas from Lesotho.
Fadzi Manono fears he will never be able to bury his younger brother Witness, whose body lies deep inside a dangerous old mine in Mpumalanga.
Twenty people were arrested in Roodepoort during a police raid on illegal mining.
A married couple who turned out to be police officers were arrested for having gold bearing material and processing equipment.
The country's president ordered military intervention after miners defied a government deadline and clashed with police.
The three boys, aged between 7 and 9, have drowned in an abandoned illegal mine.
South African gold is being looted on an 'industrial scale', with research estimating that the country loses around R14.4bn through illegal gold mining every year.
Illegal miners, commonly known as zama-zamas, have been looting gold from Mpumalanga’s mothballed Lily Mine, but police are on their tracks.
Residents of KwaMachi, a tiny village in Harding in the far south of KwaZulu-Natal, believe that the 'gold' that has been discovered in their village will change their lives for the better.
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