Ten points about ‘illegal’ mining

1st Aug 2023 David van Wyk 0

The public discourse on ‘illegal’ mining or zama-zamas has reached fever pitch with communities on Johannesburg’s west rand erupting in protest this week against the violence of zama-zama gangs. Here, David van Wyk explores ten points to get behind this ‘confusion’ or lack of critical thinking.

2022 in pictures

14th Dec 2022 Elitsha reporters 0

These are some of the stories we brought you in 2022. Expect more to follow in 2023.

Zama-Zama war in Johannesburg’s west

16th Sep 2022 Ramatamo Sehoai 0

As calls for formalisation of artisanal and small-scale mining grow due to high levels of violence, rape and GBV, residents of Bosmont in the West Rand are calling for the deployment of the army to protect the community.