January 1, 1970

'They know the channels best' – Illegal miners help search in Langlaagte rescue

Highly specialised rescue technicians and illegal miners have formed an unlikely partnership in the search for men trapped underground at a disused Langlaagte mine. Source: News
January 1, 1970

Two zama zamas surface in Langlaagte

Two zama zama miners have surfaced from the disused mine shaft in Langlaagte, Johannesburg. Source: News
January 1, 1970

'I was underground for two weeks,' says zama zama miner

One of two illegal miners rescued from a disused mine speaks of two weeks underground. Source: News
January 1, 1970

Deeper gets deadly for gold mine workers

Finding minerals in South Africa after more than a century of digging often means going deeper than ever before. Now, it’s also becoming deadlier. Source: News