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ISS: Going for gold in western Mali threatens human security

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Uncontrolled artisanal gold mining in Kayes is damaging the environment and fuelling trafficking and local conflicts. Mali’s artisanal gold mining sector regularly uses chemicals and...

Two suspects nabbed for illegally trading gold

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Two suspects, aged between 25 and 38, are expected to appear before the Komatipoort Periodical Court today, after they were intercepted at the Lebombo...

Three caught with gold bars at OR Tambo International

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Three suspects are expected to appear before the Kempton Park Magistrate’s Court after they were caught smuggling 73.5 kg of gold at OR Tambo...

ISS: Organised crime threatens Uganda’s thriving gold trade

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Gold has become one of Uganda's top exports, but multiple questions surround this glittering trade. On 20 February, Uganda celebrated a year...

Gunmen kill Nigerian gold miners

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Gunmen killed more than 30 gold miners in a remote area of northern Nigeria, police said on Tuesday. The attackers raided a camp...

SARS confiscates gold bars worth R3 million

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Gold worth almost R3 million was confiscated at the King Shaka International Airport (KSIA) in KwaZulu-Natal, said the South African Revenue Service...

Rough diamonds, gold bust at Beitbridge

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Rough diamonds and gold worth over R2 million was discovered by a customs' officials at the Beitbridge border post in Limpopo. In a...

Why gold threatens Ivory Coast’s peace

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Nestled among the cocoa plantations of western Ivory Coast is a gold mine that does not feature on any official maps. It...

Special Report: The Darfur conflict’s deadly gold rush

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With its scrubland, unpaved roads and mud brick huts, the Jebel Amer area in Darfur, western Sudan, can look like a poor...

Sudan hopes gold rush will soften loss of southern oil

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For Sudanese worker Mohamed Taher, hunting for gold with a metal detector in the Nubian desert is a way to end years...

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Misleading SANDF post removed after defenceWeb intervention

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One imagines at least a handful of the more than seven thousand followers of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) LinkedIn social media account...