An entrance to an illegal mine in Johannesburg. Picture: REUTERS
An entrance to an illegal mine in Johannesburg. Picture: REUTERS

Violence in the mining sector is taking its toll and has led to miners calling for the establishment of a specialised police unit to protect the sector, as attacks and invasions hamper production and investment opportunities.

Alishia Seckam spoke to Thabo Mokoena, director-general in the department of mineral resources & energy; Tebello Chabana, senior executive of public affairs and transformation at the Minerals Council SA; and Errol Smart, CEO of Orion Minerals.

Alishia Seckam and a panel of industry experts discuss the effect of community unrest on the future of SA mining

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