The links of illegal mining with Jo'burg's heyday provide a rich seam for photography.
Why do miners strike? The M&G spoke to residents of a township near Gold Fields, who live without electricity and proper toilets.
The system is on its way out but its legacy endures - in low wages and dwindling union membership.
At least 1 600 jobs could be affected at Sibanye Gold as it restructures its support services, says the company.
Cultural issues, bureaucracy and costs often prevent miners from accessing benefits due to them. Mandi Smallhorne reports.
Workers have turned to the union they scorned at the time of the unprotected strike - the National Union Mineworkers.
The search for about 100 workers believed to have died inside a collapsed gold mine in Sudan's Darfur region has ended, says a miner.
Silicosis might appear only 15 years after exposure to gold ore dust, long after they have gone home. Heidi Swart reports.
The legal team for 270 miners who were arrested and injured during a shooting at the Marikana mine are running low on funds, it has been reported.
A workers' representative has confirmed that workers from several mining companies in the North West will unify in a mass strike in the new year.
Despite the negativity about it among miners, the National Union of Mineworkers still believes that it can win them back, writes Kwanele Sosibo.
Families in Pondoland, a traditional source of labour, bury their men and primary earners who worked at Lonmin.
Lonmin mines has estimated that at least 57% of workers across the eastern shaft at their Platinum mine in Marikana have returned to work.
Anglo American has been sued on two continents by miners wanting to be paid out after falling ill due to exposure to dangerous levels of dust.
Over 2 000 members of the National Union of Mineworkers are to march to the Cullinan offices of Petra Diamonds to hand over a memorandum of demands.
The National union of Mineworkers called the South African Chamber of Mines liars for saying there has been an improvement on safety in mines.
It was a bold, even desperate attempt by China's leaders to cut the shocking death toll in its pits: send the bosses down the shaft with the miners.
Psychologists 'happily surprised' by condition of miners after 19 days on shift foreman's strict rationing in underground bunker.
Migrant workers in the SADC region are being doubly punished when it comes to recouping social security, writes Stuart Rothgiesser.