With nowhere else to live, many seek refuge in the radiation wastelands in Gauteng, unaware of the deadly dangers the abandoned mining areas present.
Female miners are still subjected to discrimination, sexual abuse and violence in the workplace. We spoke to some women about their experiences.
Striking miners are getting state help – but only if they are early, and South African.
An orderly restructuring of the platinum industry is essential after the longest strike in our history, writes Gilad Isaacs.
As the platinum strike enters its 19th week, we take a look at women miners' experiences and what SA's longest ever stay-away means for their futures.
Platinum belt miners are angry and glaring wage inequality is at the root of their dissatisfaction.
Rio Tinto's Namibian miners are said to be dying of cancers after extracting uranium ore for the British and US military in the 1970s.
By narrowing oversight to mineral resources, the foxes will now guard the henhouse.
Mines Minister Walter Chidhakwa says he is holding "interesting discussions" with Impala Platinum about building a base-metal refinery in Zimbabwe.
Alleging asset stripping and illegal gold sales from the mine, liquidators warn of an Aurora rerun
From Stats SA releasing mining and manufacturing data to decisions on India's latest inflation figures, here's what to look out for this week.
The Democratic Republic of Congo has halted mining expansion projects due to a power shortage that has it considering a "load-shedding" schedule.
Earth orbiting satellites are now able to determine areas prone to land subsidence, the sinking of ground above abandoned mines.
Platinum mines linked to Zimbabwe's government have been excused from funding a $3-billion refinery plant.
Rescue workers have reached eight miners trapped in Harmony Gold's Doornkop mine after an earthquake damaged electric cables, triggering a fire.
A landmark court ruling has ensured that directors can be held liable for the environmental damage done by their companies.
The national infrastructure development plan presents new opportunities for the region.