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Illegal Limpopo chrome mining — digging deep for empty promises

Informal miners were the hardest hit when dodgy ‘investors’ were finally chased out of Sekhukhune, Limpopo.

Illegal miners: Poisoning is better than poverty

Nigeria's illegal miners have continued their quest for gold despite lead contamination affecting thousands.

Several rescued illegal miners to appear in court

Following the rescue of 25 illegal miners from an abandoned mine shift, 22 of them are set to appear in court, say the Hawks.

Two illegal miners die, one body trapped underground

Kilometres away from where 25 illegal miners were rescued, Ekurhuleni municipality says two illegals miners have died in a mine shaft in the area.

More trapped illegal miners surface

Three more illegal miners have surfaced from an abandoned mine in Benoni, on the East Rand, says Ekurhuleni emergency services.

Rescued illegal miners charged

The 11 miners who were rescued from an abandoned gold shaft over the weekend will be appearing in court on charges of illegal mining.

Ghana gold mine collapse leaves 17 illegal workers dead

A gold mine has collapsed in central Ghana, killing 17 people who were working illegally and had been told to leave, say police and an official.

Illegal miners pick away at dead mines

A vast underground network on the East Rand provides riches for those prepared to take the risk, writes Lisa Steyn.

Police arrest hundreds of illegal miners at Aurora

Police have confirmed they arrested 358 illegal miners at the Aurora mine on Tuesday.

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Ebrahim Patel MIA as the South African National Accreditation System battles its board

Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel has failed to intervene at the South African National Accreditation System since being made aware of alleged board inteference last November

Back in time to meals on wheels

Cape Town’s oldest roadhouse is hoping to make a comeback during the coronavirus lockdown. Nostalgia is the biggest seller

People’s behaviour stoking Gauteng pandemic

The active case count of Gauteng surpasses that of whole countries. Workers at clinics report a ‘concerning’ relaxation of basic health protocols

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Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

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Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

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Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

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