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SANDF helps nab more illegal miners

South African National Defence Force (SANDF) soldiers working together with their colleagues from the South African Police Service (SAPS) have apprehended over a dozen...

SANDF tight-lipped on illegal mining deployment

The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) is keeping its cards close to its chest as far as what and where its personnel are...

Gauteng calls for deployment of SANDF against illegal miners

The Gauteng Provincial Legislature’s Portfolio Committee on Community Safety says it will be writing to President Cyril Ramaphosa and Gauteng Premier Panyaza Lesufi to...

Charges withdrawn in Krugersdorp ‘zama zama’ rape case

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) says insufficient evidence led to the decision to drop charges against 13 men and a minor linked to the...

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

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

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