'Shootout' at Giyani mine leaves three dead

2020-03-26 08:53

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.

3 alleged illegal miners arrested with gold-processing equipment worth R5m

2020-02-20 14:13

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.

40 explosive devices seized from illegal mining operation in Benoni

2020-01-04 07:15

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 task team launched in Free State to tackle gangsterism, illegal mining

2019-08-23 20:51

Police Minister Bheki Cele on Friday welcomed the introduction of a task team to tackle gangsterism and illegal mining in the Free State.

Broken promises: Houses are cracking over old coal mine where diggers risk their lives for cash

2019-07-22 14:26

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.

City of Joburg closes a road in Roodepoort due to illegal mining

2019-07-03 19:49

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: 19 people killed in Congo mine collapse

2019-06-27 20:18

Glencore has said at least 19 illegal miners were killed when part of a mine collapsed in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Gloria mine death toll rises to 6, as poisonous gas halts rescue efforts

2019-02-08 10:24

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.

City of Gold: Where villagers search for all that glitters

2018-07-16 07:38

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.

Man arrested after night of unrest at KwaMachi 'gold' site

2018-05-31 14:14

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.


Body of suspected illegal miner recovered after trench collapses in Germiston

2020-03-20 10:53

The body of a suspected illegal miner has been retrieved from a collapsed trench in High Road in Germiston.

87 people questioned for stoning of 9 Lesotho citizens in Gauteng

2020-02-01 12:05

The nine Lesotho nationals, who were reportedly involved in illegal mining, have allegedly been stoned to death by fellow zama-zamas from Lesotho.

Family losing hope of finding body of informal gold miner trapped in collapsed mine

2019-09-23 13:08

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.

20 arrested during illegal mining crackdown

2019-08-13 22:50

Twenty people were arrested in Roodepoort during a police raid on illegal mining.

Cop couple bust for alleged home gold processing operation

2019-07-05 22:13

A married couple who turned out to be police officers were arrested for having gold bearing material and processing equipment.

DRC army to remove 2 000 illegal miners from Glencore site

2019-07-03 17:54

The country's president ordered military intervention after miners defied a government deadline and clashed with police.

3 children drown in abandoned illegal mine in Limpopo

2019-04-23 05:34

The three boys, aged between 7 and 9, have drowned in an abandoned illegal mine.

'Industrial scale' illegal gold looting costing South Africa R14bn a year - report

2018-12-30 12:03

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.

Two arrested, one dead as heavily armed zama-zamas loot Lily Mine

2018-07-15 06:09

Illegal miners, commonly known as zama-zamas, have been looting gold from Mpumalanga’s mothballed Lily Mine, but police are on their tracks.

KZN village 'gold' rush: 'I didn't go to school today, because I wanted to make quick cash'

2018-05-31 06:02

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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