5 illegal miners were apprehended following an underground raid near Puttfontein, East Rand Benoni. Seizures of 4 bags of illegal gold bearing ore and mining equipment were done. Apparently Illegal mining funds trafficking, smuggling, illegal guns, murder, violence and other types of crime. Also it is believed that South Africa has over 30 000 illegal miners conductive activities around the country. The Minerals Council of South Africa approximates lost sales, taxes and royalties of around R21-billion per annum
The Minerals Council of South Africa has issued a warning that if Eskom's proposal to raise the fees is approved, it might affect the economic growth and has potential to damage the mining sector. Eskom has submitted a proposal to raise tafmriifs with 20.5%. This comes as the country is already battling with high fuel prices and not to forget the inflation rate.
https://www.news24.com/fin24/Companies/over-100-000-mineworkers-vaccinated-govt-gives-green-light-for-community-rollout-20210818 The mining area has inoculated 105 927 representatives at its work environment site, the Minerals Council of South Africa said on Wednesday. As South Africa faces the third flood of Covid-19, there are 45 mine-based immunization locales the nation over, with a further 14 anticipating accreditation from wellbeing specialists.