Illegal Mining

Blyvooruitzicht: A glimmer of hope between the sewage, rats and fear

‘Thrown away like rubbish’ — Residents of what was once a rich mining town have survived the seven years since the mine closed

Eskom’s proposed tariff hikes risk making mining unsustainable — minerals council

The debt-laden power utility is asking for a 15% annual tariff hike for three years

Thousands of zama-zamas receive mining permits

After years of illegally extracting diamond fragments, the Kimberley Artisanal Mineworkers will finally be recognised as a legal mining cooperative

Illegal mining about survival, not criminality

Subsistence miners are in no more danger than legal mineworkers – and are no national threat

Christo Wiese, Mila Kunis and the blood rubies of Mozambique

The dealings of the self-proclaimed "world’s leading supplier of responsibly sourced coloured gemstones" look decidedly less rosy on the ground.

Gang wars erupt over abandoned mines in SA

With the emergence of armed gangs operating in illegal mining, rival miners kidnap and force each other to work in slave-like conditions underground.

Violent threat, real opportunity in zama zama gold rush

With a dire socioeconomic situation and a history of xenophobia, turf wars between local and foreign zama zamas may lead to more violence.

Editorial: Police failings mock Constitution

A spate of murders, assaults, rapes and robberies at Blyvoor and in the surrounding communities has gone unprosecuted and unpunished.

Illegal miners: Poisoning is better than poverty

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

Aurora meets Marikana at bloody Blyvoor

Illegal miners are reportedly being killed without consequence amid evidence of mine-stripping.

NUM warns of looming illegal mining disaster

The National Union of Mineworkers has said a major tragedy is looming if government does not curb the thriving illegal mining industy.

GoldOne’s warrens of worry

Mine owners face an ethical and legal nightmare in trying to deal with illegal shafts.

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Yeoville can police itself, thank you

In the Johannesburg suburb, neat queues are enforced, physical distances maintained and fights stopped by its community policing forum

Worship during lockdown – in a different way

The bishop uses WhatsApp to share scripture readings, and prayers and comments with all his congregants during the lockdown

Slice of life: ‘People have more compassion’

You know, this coronavirus thing, I just feel, if South Africans can stick together, we’ll get through this

Press Releases

Rahima Moosa Hospital nursing college introduces no-touch facial recognition access system

The new system allows the hospital to enrol people’s faces immediately, using artificial intelligence, and integrates easily with existing access control infrastructure, including card readers and biometrics

Everyone’s talking about it. Even Kentucky

Earlier this year South African fried chicken fast-food chain, Chicken Licken®, launched a campaign for their wallet-friendly EasyBucks® meals, based on the idea of ‘Everyone’s talking about it.’

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world