Mawela commended specialised operational units deployed in the West Rand that have ensured the arrest of 110 suspects
Thethile Master Boyce would transport the illegal miners to and from the mine and also transported their food.
A total of 30 volunteers from mining affected communities across the country plan to camp outside Parliament on 16 August over mining issues
A law enforcement team described as ‘high powered’ will be engaging with residents in Krugersdorp regarding illegal mining.
President Cyril Ramaphosa says teams have been set up to ‘deal with’ illegal mining and zama zamas in South Africa.
COSATU believes that Government is complicit in the current state of mines and illegal activities that are taking place in the country.
Four illegal miners were arrested after they were caught with minerals worth over R150 000 as well as trucks and other equipment in Limpopo.
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Gauteng Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Elias Mawela led a joint operation which has seen the arrest of 46 illegal miners
With over 3000 supporters so far, the DA has started an online petition that seeks intervention to collapse illegal mining on the West Rand
The Hawks arrested six suspects, including a 77-year-old man, for possession of gold-bearing material and illegal mining in Mpumalanga.
Limpopo SAPS arrested 24 illegal miners in the Sekhukhune District and confiscated equipment and over R16 000 in cash.
Unlicensed firearms and 570 live rounds of ammunition were seized from the illegal miners who are also illegal immigrants from Lesotho.
The case against the 87 illegal miners who were arrested following a shootout in October 2021 has been postponed for pre-trial conferencing.
The alleged illegal miners reportedly asked the management of an Orkney mine to help them return to the surface as they were starving.
Government has been accused of dragging its feet when it comes to properly criminalising illegal mining in South Africa.
A suspected illegal miner was shot dead during a shootout with police in Ekurhuleni. Eleven others were arrested.
Police swopped on six alleged illegal miners in dawn raids on eight premises in Gauteng and North West provinces on Thursday.
A multidisciplinary team led by the Hawks descended on an alleged illegal mining operation in Orkney, North West on Wednesday night. Six people were fatally wounded in the shootout.
Havoc and carnage struck Orkney, North West. 300 illegal miners, aka the “Zama Zamas,” attacked security to release underground fellow miners.
Police confirmed that they are investigating the wrapped-up body – suspected to be linked to illegal mining- that was found in Benoni on Sunday.
A total of 37 illegal diamond miners were arrested this week during several recent police operations in the Namakwa district.
Police have recently arrested a group of 21 illegal miners during a sting operation in Dientjie, Pilgrim’s Rest, and Sabie.
The EMPD officer who was shot and killed during a shootout with ‘illegal miners’ would have been honored with a service medal.
The bodies of twenty men suspected to be illegal miners commonly known as “zama zamas, were found in white plastic bags in Orkney.