About 600 bidders and onlookers stood ten-deep inside Bosasa's Imbizo Hall on Wednesday morning, braving wet and cold conditions to grab a piece of the Bosasa pie.
The new owners of Lily and Barbrook Mines in Mpumalanga say they are ready to resume operations after nearly three years of non-activity.
Without the bodies of their loved ones, the families of the three victims of the Lily Mine disaster will not find closure, Sanco has said.
The National Union of Mineworkers has announced its supports for workers and communities in the Lily mine in Barberton who are demanding salaries.
Since the Lily Mine was mothballed, life has been harder for the owner of a spaza shop in nearby Louieville.
The families of the three Lily Mine workers trapped underground a year ago are hoping their remains will be exhumed one day so they can say their goodbyes.
The three mineworkers from Lily Mine who were trapped underground following a series of collapses in February have not been forgotten, Minister of Mineral Resources Mosebenzi Zwane says.
Unions are unhappy that Lily Mine has gone into business rescue in a bid to resume operations, while efforts to find three trapped miners remain suspended.
A man whose wife was trapped along with two other mineworkers at Lily Mine outside Barberton in Mpumalanga says life has been miserable without the mother of their four children.
Plans are afoot to drill a new entrance into Lily Mine to recover the container and its occupants that fell into a sinkhole, Vantage Goldfields CEO Mike McChesney says.
Unstable ground and rock falls at the Lily Gold Mine in Barberton, Mpumalanga are making it impossible for recovery teams to go down and retrieve the container where three workers are still trapped.
Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza has committed to providing jobs to residents of Barberton following a meeting with the families of the three trapped Lily Mine workers.
The Department of Mineral concluded its investigations into the Lily Mine disaster and the law must now take its course, says Mines Minister Mosebenzi Zwane.
Christopher Nkambule, whose wife Pretty was trapped underground in the Lily Mine collapse a year ago, is lost without the woman he shared everything with.
The sister of trapped Lily Mine worker Solomon Nyirenda says the bracelet around her wrist with his name on it is the only thing she has left of him.
Lily Mine has cancelled its remembrance service in honour of three mineworkers who died in a tragic mining accident last year.
Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa has criticised Lily Mine's delay in retrieving the bodies of three of its employees, who are still trapped underground.
Trade union Solidarity has claimed it has proof that the Lily Mine tragedy could have been prevented.
Things seem bleak for the families of the three miners trapped underground at Lily Gold Mine in Mpumalanga as the CEO of Vantage Goldfields admitted hope was fading.
Experts lowered into a man-made shaft at the Lily Mine to assess the viability of resuming rescue operations have had to be pulled back out due to visible cracks and uneven texture in the mine.
Everything possible is being done to rescue the three people still trapped in the Lily Mine in Mpumalanga, Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane says.
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