Tag: illegal mining

Bodies of 25 illegal miners recovered from abandoned South African gold shaft

Police recovered 25 bodies, believed to be those of illegal miners, from a disused Harmony Gold mine shaft, near an area where 76 illegal miners died in 2009 in what was one of South Africa's worst mining disasters.

Dark side of S.A's city of gold

Scores of illegal miners die each year in the labyrinth of tunnels that stretch beneath the streets of Johannesburg and beyond.