KHAYA SITHOLE: Riverlea a tipping point in the scourge of unlawful mining
This week, SA’s descent into the winter of discontent accelerated as the scourge of illegal mining reached a tipping point in the community of Riverlea.
The competition between rival groups of illegal miners which results in gunfights has condemned residents to a life of fear. The intersection points between illegal mining, poverty, undocumented migrants and poor law enforcement represent a snapshot of the national crisis...
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