The Department of Mineral Resources has welcomed the arrests of 20 people suspected of being illegal miners in Stilfontein, North West
Four wounded bodies of men believed to be illegal miners from Lesotho were found in different spots in Limpopo.
Local authorities arrived at the scene on Wednesday and say the victims are suspected zama-zamas who were shot, stabbed and burnt to death
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
Police Minister Bheki Cele hosted a crime imbizo in Kagiso this weekend and on the agenda was zama zamas in the area
President Cyril Ramaphosa says teams have been set up to ‘deal with’ illegal mining and zama zamas in South Africa.
The Ministerial Crime Combatting Imbizo by the police will take place in Krugersdorp and Kagiso following violence in the two areas.
With over 3000 supporters so far, the DA has started an online petition that seeks intervention to collapse illegal mining on the West Rand
All the ‘zama-zamas’ are in police custody, after they abandoned bail, owing to their illegal status in South Africa.
Gauteng police say they managed to retrieve at least 15 bodies from a mining hole in Germiston, east of Johannesburg
Police confirmed that they are investigating the wrapped-up body – suspected to be linked to illegal mining- that was found in Benoni on Sunday.
Six suspected Zama Zamas with various explosive devices were recently arrested during a stop and search operation in Bothaville
The remains of the suspected mineworkers were discovered wrapped in sacks at an abandoned mine shaft in Orkney, just outside Klerksdorp in the North West
The bodies of twenty men suspected to be illegal miners commonly known as “zama zamas, were found in white plastic bags in Orkney.
Ten tons of gold-bearing material seized and two people arrested at illegal gold-processing facility.