illegal mining

 
Christo Wiese, Mila Kunis and the blood rubies of Mozambique
Christo Wiese, Mila Kunis and the blood rubies of Mozambique
London-based Gemfields collects billions of rands from its ruby, emerald and amethyst mines in some of Africa’s poorest areas. Much of this wealth...
Gang wars erupt over abandoned mines in SA
Gang wars erupt over abandoned mines in SA
With his armoured 4x4 parked at the entrance of an abandoned gold mine shaft in South Africa, the security guard armed with a gun and a bullet...
Violent threat, real opportunity in zama zama gold rush
Violent threat, real opportunity in zama zama gold rush
Standoffs between police and unlawful artisanal miners and between the "illegal mining" groups have been reported on widely.
Editorial: Police failings mock Constitution
Editorial: Police failings mock Constitution
The bloody events at the disused Blyvooruitzicht gold mine in Carletonville, involving the death of two dozen or more illegal miners and security...
Illegal miners: Poisoning is better than poverty
Illegal miners: Poisoning is better than poverty
Flanked by fields of millet and groundnut, the northern Nigerian outpost of Bagega is so far out on the periphery of the global economy that when...
Aurora meets Marikana at bloody Blyvoor
Aurora meets Marikana at bloody Blyvoor
Shocking evidence of beatings, possible executions and dozens of killings has emerged from contractors, workers and business people involved in...
NUM warns of looming illegal mining disaster
NUM warns of looming illegal mining disaster
A major tragedy is looming in disused mines if government does not take decisive action to curb thriving illegal mining, the National Union of...
GoldOne's warrens of worry
GoldOne's warrens of worry
It's a human rights landmine: a standoff between armed illegal miners, many of them foreign, trapped underground in disused mine shafts but too...
Several rescued illegal miners to appear in court
Several rescued illegal miners to appear in court
Twenty-two of the 25 people rescued from an abandoned mine in Benoni on the East Rand will appear in court on Wednesday, the Hawks said.
Two illegal miners die, one body trapped underground
Two illegal miners die, one body trapped underground
Two illegal miners have died in a mine shaft in Benoni, Ekurhuleni mayoral spokesperson Zweli Dlamini said on Tuesday.
Trapped illegal miners avoid rescue to delay arrest
Trapped illegal miners avoid rescue to delay arrest
A rescued illegal miner at a Gold One operation in Benoni on Monday was sent back underground to convince fellow miners to come to the...

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