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Zama zama equipment worth millions confiscated by SANDF soldiers

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SA Army personnel currently serving with the Light Modern Brigade (LMB) as part of a national initiative to curb illegal mining activity are proving...

Military involvement in reining in illegal mining successful – Modise

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The deployment of SA National Defence Force (SANDF) elements, particularly soldiers, in the national effort to curb illegal mining has resulted in what Defence...

Anti-illegal mining ops net equipment, ore, diamonds and weapons

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Ten days in December saw South Africa National Defence Force (SANDF) soldiers detached to an Operation Prosper illicit mining task force make a multi-million...

SAPS continues crackdown on illegal mining operations

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More than 90 people suspected of illegal mining have been arrested in various parts of Gauteng. In a statement on Friday, the South African Police...

Ten-day Light Modern Brigade blitz nets 360 illegal miners and equipment...

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The Presidential deployment of soldiers to assist police in curbing South Africa’s seemingly ever-burgeoning illegal mining sector is paying dividends with SA National Defence...

SANDF soldiers making a mark in anti-zama zama ops

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Soldiers are – again – working alongside police to curb crime with the emphasis this time on illegal mining. President Cyril Ramaphosa, Commander-in-Chief of the...

First Light Modern Brigade deployment will tackle zama zamas

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Stirring words from the officer at the helm of the SA Army during a first light parade at the Combat Training Centre (CTC) set...

Fight against illegal mining yielding results – Ramaphosa

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In his weekly newsletter to the nation, President Cyril Ramaphosa says the fight against illegal mining is seeing results. Last week, the Ministers in government’s...

Modise explains what’s being done to fight crime in South Africa

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Defence and Military Veterans Minister Thandi Modise, as “point person” for last week’s JCPS (Justice, Crime Prevention and Security) Cabinet cluster meeting, gave an...

More soldiers deployed to fight illegal mining

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has authorised the employment of 3 300 members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), in co-operation with the South...

No government clarity on soldiers deployed to curb illegal mining

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Calls by among others Gauteng Premier Panyaza Lesufi, for soldiers to assist in combating violence ascribed to illegal miners, better known as zama zamas,...

Parliamentary committees assessing illegal mining in two provinces

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Three parliamentary committees are in Gauteng and Mpumalanga to assess illegal mining. The portfolio committees on mineral resources and energy, along with the Portfolio Committee...

Zama zamas under the microscope of specialist police task team

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Recent incidents of violence, reportedly including murder and rape, have again put the actions of illegal miners in the national spotlight, so much so...