Articles for Shaun Smillie

The South African drug mules held in foreign jails

Vincent Ntsolo, from Soweto, was just 18 when he was recruited


Feature | 15 February 2024

Criminals terrorise old gold mining area

Four years after notorious gang leader was shot by police, Roodepoort families still live in fear


Feature | 6 December 2023

Large part of Johannesburg without electricity since Saturday

City Power predicts seven days to restore power after fire gutted Observatory substation


Brief | 5 December 2023

AMCU vs NUM: Workers to vote at β€œhostage” mine

Gold One will organise ballot of miners


News | 1 November 2023

Tears and joy as miners return to the surface after hostage drama

Police open kidnapping case after events at Gold One mine


News | 25 October 2023

Tension mounts at Springs mine as police mobilise

AMCU claims that miners are voluntarily protesting underground at Gold One but there are definitely people being held hostage


News | 24 October 2023