Illegal miners are reportedly being killed without consequence amid evidence of mine-stripping.
Controversial family is involved in another questionable gold deal
The families of 12 people killed in July in a movie theatre massacre will receive $220000 each from a special relief fund.
Julius Malema's attempts to politically capitalise on the Marikana mine shooting continued on Thursday at Grootvlei gold mine on the East Rand.
The man accused of killing 12 people in a shooting rampage at a midnight showing of the new Batman film in Denver has made his first court appearance.
Velvet Sky's attorney has withdrawn from its liquidation case, citing personal reasons -- after being implicated in a mining-related fraud case.
Brad Wood and his four co-accused have been found not guilty of murder for their part in a shootout that left four dead at the Aurora mine in Benoni.
Pamodzi's Gold's Ndlovu shaft, which was sealed last week after an allegedly illegal miner fell to his death in June, is a symbol of Aurora's legacy.
The result of Aurora's heritage is still having a ripple effect, Solidarity has said after a gold mining company had to shut down a shaft temporarily.
'We've lost money, we've lost our credibility, we've lost everything," lamented Aurora Empowerment Systems' financial director, Thulani Ngubane.
The government must probe Aurora and its dismissed liquidators, Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi said on Thursday.
A furious Enver Motala, fired from a team overseeing the liquidation of mines controlled by Aurora, says the move has scared off prospective buyers.
Aurora mine encapsulates capitalism at its worst and greed at its best, Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi said on Thursday.
The company has ceased pumping at its Grootvlei mine and water is rising at the rate of a metre a day.
An SA-based Taiwanese man, Jen-Chih "Robert" Huang, has emerged as the middleman in deals between Chinese companies and President Jacob Zuma's nephew.
Former Big Brother celebrity Brad Wood was granted R15 000 bail when he and three others appeared in the Benoni Magistrate's Court on Monday.
Cosatu and the National Union of Mineworkers have given the mineral resources department until Monday to open a criminal case against Aurora mine.
The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) expressed concern on Monday that assets at Aurora's Orkney and Grootvlei mines were being sold as scrap.
No one has been arrested for the killing of four "illegal" miners, who were shot dead in a shaft at the Aurora Grootvlei mine, police said on Monday.
An Aurora director has defended the killing of alleged illegal miners at the mine's Grootvlei operations, saying it was about protecting the company.