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ISS: SA must dig deeper for a solution to illegal mining

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For organised crime groups, illegal mining is a lucrative enterprise. In South Africa it’s often linked to human smuggling and trafficking, illegal weapons and...

ISS: Solving South Africa’s violent and costly Zama Zama problem

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Around 30 000 illegal miners work in and around thousands of disused and active mines across South Africa. These illegal miners – known as...

Bodies of illegal miners recovered from abandoned gold mine

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Police recovered 25 bodies, believed to be illegal miners, from a disused Harmony Gold mine shaft, near where 76 illegal miners died...

Zimbabwean police find 3 dead illegal diamond miners

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Zimbabwean police have recovered the bodies of three illegal diamond miners and are searching for up to seven more missing people, a...

Global Witness wants action on UN Congo minerals report

UN member states should take strong action in response to new information about companies and individuals who trade in minerals from areas of the...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...