Police recovered military explosive devices and equipment after following up on information that it would be delivered to illegal miners
Zama Zama illegal mining kingpins to spend Christmas behind bars after they were denied bail for the second time
South African police have discovered 19 bodies suspected to be those of informal miners in Krugersdorp, a mining town west of Johannesburg.
The police said no foul play is suspected at this stage. The bodies were found in an active mine in the Krugersdorp area.
Nearly of half of the alleged zama-zamas are foreign nationals who authorities suspect are in the country illegally
The Department of Mineral Resources has welcomed the arrests of 20 people suspected of being illegal miners in Stilfontein, North West
The Hawks made six arrests in an early morning operation in Carletonville and Khutsong , Gauteng on Tuesday.
The Gauteng police operation O Kae Molao uncovered a massive illegal mining plant with 14 undocumented foreign nationals.
Local authorities arrived at the scene on Wednesday and say the victims are suspected zama-zamas who were shot, stabbed and burnt to death
Thirteen-year-old boy was among illegal miners who were nabbed with explosives following a disruptive operation
Locals reportedly clashed with suspected zama-zamas, even destroying shacks used by them for their illegal activities
Calls are being made for the SA government to put together a specialist mining police unit to crack down on illegal miners.
Authorities in Limpopo say they’ll continue with their drive to clamp down on illegal mining after arresting nearly 60 suspects recently
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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