TimesLIVE Investigations: Illegal mining

Zama zama economics: R10k for a KFC bucket, R20k for a prostitute — 2.4km under the earth

Cops estimate at least R3m in cash circulates underground in North West at any given time

08 September 2022 - 17:23 By Graeme Hosken, Tankiso Makhetha and Aron Hyman

In a near parallel world, millions of rands worth of trade is conducted daily by organised crime gangs working kilometres underground in operational, mothballed, disused and derelict mineshafts across SA’s gold reef...

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