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Lotto and Lotto Plus results: Saturday, 1 October 2022

Get the Lotto and Lotto Plus results as soon as they are drawn on The Citizen, so you can rest easy and check your tickets with confidence.

Estimated Lotto and Lotto jackpots for 1 October 2022:

Lotto: R22 million

Lotto Plus 1: R22 million

Lotto Plus 2: R4.5 million

Here are the winning Lotto results for Saturday, 1 October 2022:

While great care has been taken to ensure accuracy, The Citizen cannot take responsibility for any error in the Lotto or Lotto Plus results. We suggest verifying the numbers on the National Lottery website.

The winning Lotto numbers will appear below after the draw. Usually within 10 minutes of the draw. You might need to refresh the page to see the updated results.

Lotto: TBA Bonus: TBA

Lotto Plus 1: TBA Bonus: TBA

Lotto Plus 2: TBA Bonus: TBA

For more details and to verify the PowerBall results, visit the National Lottery website.

When do South African national Lottery ticket sales close? 

Lottery outlets close at 8.30pm on the day of a draw, which happens at 9pm. The terms and conditions may differ from other service outlets. Visit www.nationallottery.co.za for more information.

You can find the historical winning numbers for PowerBall and Lotto draws here.

How much does it cost to play Lotto?

Lotto entries cost R5 per board including VAT. Lotto Plus costs an additional R2.50 per board. You can also play PowerBall on selected banking apps (T’s & C’s apply).

Visit www.nationallottery.co.za and go to the How to Play section to find out more.

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‘We will give them resources’: Ramaphosa hails new ‘wholesome’ Eskom board

President Cyril Ramaphosa has backed the new board members of Eskom to help tackle load shedding and other challenges the power utility is facing.

Speaking to the media in Kimberley, Northern Cape during the ANC’s Letsema campaign on Saturday, Ramaphosa said he hailed the new Eskom board of “capable individuals”.

“It’s a diverse mixture of experience [and] expertise. This is a wonderful wholesome board. The mandate they have is to make Eskom work and they will evaluate everything from the executives right through to the manner in which Eskom has been functioning or should function.

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“So we have a great deal of confidence in that board. They have the responsibility to lead Eskom forward,” he said.

The president also pointed that government would continue to be engaged with Eskom in order to address the problems at the power utility.

“The key focus is to ensure that load shedding, that our country is going through, does come to an end and we will support the new board.

“We will give them various resources that they need to make sure that energy is restored to the level that all South Africans expect. Let us wish them well in the difficult task that they have,” Ramaphosa continued.

The Eskom board was announced on Friday by Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan, a few days after it was reported by there would be changes.

It will be chaired by Mpho Makwana, who is no stranger to Eskom, having previously first served as a Non-Executive Director of the state-owned entity between 2002 and 2011.

Former Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) general-secretary Bheki Ntshalintshali was also appointed to the board.

The new 13-member board assumed its role on Saturday.

Duties

During Friday’s media briefing, Gordhan said the board must deal with the current load shedding issues, procurement, elimination of corruption and ensuring that there was reliable energy supply in the medium to long-term.

The board will account to the Department of Public Enterprises, which is the shareholder of Eskom.

One of its key roles is to get the Energy Availability Factor (EAF) above 70%, which is currently below 60%.

While it has urged Ramaphosa to sack Gordhan, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has also called for the restructuring of the Eskom executive.

READ MORE: ‘This is the Eskom we inherited’, says Gordhan as Steenhuisen calls for ‘state of disaster’ to be declared

“There is enough evidence that the current leadership under Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter has failed in its primary responsibility of keeping the lights on. NUM is of the view that Eskom must be put under the responsibility of the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy and not Public Enterprises,” the union said on Wednesday.

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) have also called for Eskom CEO, André de Ruyter and COO, Jan Oberholzer to be fired with immediate effect as South Africa battles intense blackouts.

The country is currently on Stage 3 load shedding, with Gordhan insisting that the blackouts would continue for another 9 to 12 months.

Last month, Eskom launched three power purchase programmes that will see it procuring 1 000 megawatts (MW) of power for the national grid on an expedited basis.

Additional reporting by Faizel Patel

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India hopeful that Bumrah will make T20 World Cup

India are “hopeful” that injured pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah will still make next month’s T20 World Cup despite his withdrawal from the South Africa series, coach Rahul Dravid said Saturday.

Bumrah missed Wednesday’s opening win over the Proteas and is currently under medical supervision for a stress fracture of the back.

Indian media reports have said the 28-year-old’s withdrawal from the Australia tournament was a certainty, but coach Dravid said a final decision had not yet been reached.

Not making any calls yet

“As of now officially he is only ruled out for this series but we will see what happens over the next few days,” Dravid told reporters.

“Obviously till he is officially ruled out, we will always be hopeful, not just as a team but also for Jasprit as an individual.”

India begin their World Cup campaign in three weeks and Bumrah’s absence would be a blow to their prospects in the showpiece event.

Bumrah played two T20 internationals against Australia recently but was not at his best, having already spent time on the sidelines.

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He has played 30 Tests, 72 ODIs and 60 T20Is for India since making his international debut in January 2016.

India’s final two matches against South Africa are on Sunday and Tuesday, also at home.

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Eskom, City of Tshwane electricity bill row continues

The City of Tshwane has once again failed to honour its August invoice of R1,6 billion of its electricity bill, according to Eskom.

The amount, the power utility said, was due and payable on 16 September.

Earlier this month, Eskom threatened to disconnect City of Tshwane to secure the outstanding debt, with the metropolitan municipality hitting back with its own threats of legal action.

‘Erratic payment pattern’

While the city claimed that it fully paid its debt to Eskom two weeks ago, the power utility says it has only paid R492 million of its electricity bill.

Following a meeting on Friday, Eskom rejected the municipality’s proposed payment arrangement yet again and warned the city to settle a balance of R1,1 billion by close of business.

“The meeting on Friday is one of numerous engagements Eskom has held with the City in an attempt to secure payment for the debt owed by the municipality,” Eskom said in a statement.

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The power utility also criticised Tshwane’s “erratic payment pattern”, saying this had a devastating impact on its cash flow.

“Eskom reported in the past that it would continue to implement different methods to recover money owed to it and has acquainted National Treasury to facilitate the dispute it has declared to attain a resolution to the municipality’s inconsistent payment pattern. The municipality’s erratic payment pattern is in breach of the electricity supply agreement it holds with Eskom,” the statement further reads.

“The City’s partial payment of its account exposes Eskom to serious financial risk and its ability to supply electricity to customers due to under recovery,” the power utility added.

‘Liquidity situation’

Meanwhile, the City has lashed out saying that Eskom has been going around tarnishing its reputation.

Speaking to eNCA on Saturday, Peter Sutton, Tshwane’s Finance MMC, said the city has paid R500 million and owes R1.1 billion to Eskom.

Sutton explained that the city has struggled to pay Eskom on time over the past few months “because of our liquidity situation”.

“But we have paid within 30 days and I can’t answer for Eskom or [say] there won’t be no coordination.

“We liaise with Eskom daily [and] we made payments to them daily,” he said.

READ MORE: Eskom rejects City of Tshwane’s payment arrangement on outstanding bill – disconnection looms

The MMC further said the city and the power utility had a “timing difference”.

“There’s a value chain misalignment with Eskom wanting payments within 14 days, but on average our residents pay us within 30 to 60 days and we are doing what can to change our payment culture.

“At the moment due to the fact that we get late payments, we don’t have cash reserves and we don’t qualify for short-term loan funding as company. [So] we land up in this liquidity issue where we pay late on our Eskom account,” Sutton continued.

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‘Phenomenal’ Arsenal sink Spurs to prove title credentials

Mikel Arteta insisted Arsenal proved their credentials as genuine Premier League title contenders with an impressive 3-1 win over 10-man Tottenham in Saturday’s north London derby.

Arteta’s side made it seven wins from eight league games this season as they moved four points clear at the top of the table.

The 192nd meeting between these bitter rivals from opposite ends of the Seven Sisters Road was a typically frenetic occasion from the moment Thomas Partey put Arsenal ahead early in the first half.

Harry Kane equalised with a penalty but third-placed Tottenham imploded after the interval as Hugo Lloris’s mistake allowed Gabriel Jesus to restore Arsenal’s lead.

Tottenham defender Emerson Royal was sent off for an ugly foul on Gabriel Martinelli before Granit Xhaka’s goal ensured Arsenal would avenge the 3-0 defeat against their hated neighbours last season that cost them a Champions League place.

“They were phenomenal. We went from it and we created great energy in the stadium and deserved to win the game,” Arteta said.

“We were free, courageous and brave. This is what we demand from the players.”

Ending Tottenham’s 13-match unbeaten run in the league was a significant statement of intent from Arsenal.

Arsenal have now lost just once in 30 home league games against Tottenham, yet there was far more than local bragging rights at stake for the Gunners.

Their only previous match against a top-four rival this season ended in a 3-1 defeat at Manchester United, but this dynamic performance showed they must be taken seriously in the title race.

“It gives us a lot of encouragement and confidence to believe that we can win at this level,” Arteta said.

“This is a sign that we are going in the right direction. We need to maintain that now and go for it.”

Next Sunday’s showdown with Liverpool will be another test for Arsenal, but while champions Manchester City remain the title favourites, Arteta’s team are emerging as a force to be reckoned with.

Tottenham boss Antonio Conte added: “We made big mistakes in the last pass and with easy passes.

“We had many chances to score but it was a different game after the red card.”

With Tottenham sitting too deep in a desperate bid to soak up Arsenal’s pressure, the Gunners took the lead in stunning style after 20 minutes.

– Lloris blunder –

A mesmerising 22-pass move ended with Ben White setting up Partey and the Ghana midfielder curled a sublime strike into the top corner from 25 yards.

Tottenham responded to Partey’s first goal since March with an equaliser 11 minutes later as Kane extended his north London derby record to 14 goals in 18 appearances.

William Saliba’s poor headed clearance was followed by Xhaka’s heavy touch inside his own area and Richarlison nipped in to steal possession, prompting a panicked rash tackle from Gabriel that sent the Brazilian sprawling.

Kane stepped up to drill the spot-kick straight down the middle, making him the first player to score 100 away goals in the Premier League.

Lloris had saved to deny Jesus just before half-time, but the France keeper was guilty of a costly mistake four minutes after the interval.

Bukayo Saka cut inside the Tottenham area for a low strike that Lloris parried weakly in front of him.

When Cristian Romero was unable to clear, Lloris compounded his initial blunder as he let the ball roll through his hands and Jesus tapped in from virtually on the goal-line.

Jesus has been one of the catalysts for Arsenal’s run this term, scoring five times since joining from Manchester City in the close-season.

Emerson shattered Tottenham’s comeback hopes when the right-back earned a straight red card for raking his studs down Martinelli’s ankle in the 62nd minute.

It took Arsenal just five minutes to make the most of their numerical superiority as a flowing move featuring Partey and Martinelli climaxed with Xhaka blasting a fine finish into the far corner from 18 yards.

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Pirates and Sundowns play to a draw in MTN8 semi-final first leg

Orlando Pirates failed to utilise their home-ground advantage after playing to a goalless draw with Mamelodi Sundowns in the first leg of the MTN8 semi-finals at Orlando Stadium on Saturday.

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It was a game where Pirates had to take advantage of playing in front of their home fans, while Sundowns had to make them uncomfortable by scoring an away goal going into the second leg, instead, a draw was all the sides could offer on the day

Pirates brought on Kermit Erasmus to try and get a goal, but he too found it difficult to break the deadlock, however, his presence was felt.

Sundowns also brought in the returning Bongani Zungu to add some spark but he too could not help his side overcome Pirates.

Pirates had the first real scare at goals with Monnapule Saleng’s free-kick in the 12th minute, but the striker was unfortunate to be denied by the cross-bar with Ronwen Williams well beaten.

The visitors had their moment to try and test Pirates keeper Richard Ofori after some beautiful play by Themba Zwane, but the midfielder couldn’t finish the lovely job he started as he couldn’t connect well with the ball inside the box in the 20th minute.

But, there weren’t any clear cut chances created by both sides with 30 minutes gone. Deon Hotto had an opportunity to take a shot after being played through on goals, but his failure to control the ball led to Sundowns managing to clear away the danger. The game went into the break with teams tied on 0-0.

Just after five minutes into the second half, Zakhele Lepasa was presented with a glorious opportunity to put Pirates in the lead, but his attempt was saved by Williams.

With the last 15 minutes of the game, the Brazilians grew stronger into the match as they got more ball into the Bucs halve, but their attempts at goals were fruitless. Instead, it was Pirates who came really close to scoring with Erasmus’ powerful curler from outside the box, but Williams managed to keep the danger away.

The Brazilians were deal a big blow when Khuliso Mudau was forced out of the match due to an injury, but the game went on to finish with either side unable to get a goal.

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‘Queen of Jeffreys Bay’ – How Billabong became an iconic brand

Back in the mid-’80s, I was a newspaper editor in Windhoek living with a fine woman who owned the swankiest fashion boutique in the Namibian capital. Twice a year she would travel to South Africa on buying trips to refresh her racks… alternately to Johannesburg and Cape Town.

One year she came back from the latter and modelled some of her acquisitions. One was a range of informal but very sexy Balinese style cotton dresses with lace patterns at the neck and hemlines.

“Country Feeling,” I said knowledgeably.

My partner was gobsmacked; my fashion knowledge was (and remains) severely limited.

Backtrack to 1978 when I did my first trip to Jeffreys Bay in the Eastern Cape; with R135 in my pocket and seven weeks till I had to report for National Service.

Cheron Habib was a Joburg child like me… she was from Kensington and myself from Hillbrow/Berea.

Cheron (now Kraak) worked in the Wimpy on J-Bay’s Main Beach in the evenings, while she was launching her clothing empire round the corner in a storefront no larger or fancier than a ship container.

Cheron Habib

“I worked as a waitress just to get a meal,” she admitted.

“I got here in 1976, when J-Bay was cute and small. Nothing mattered but being in your happy space,” says the woman popularly known as the “Queen of Jeffreys”.

“I had broomsticks for garment rails, and beads and things hung from cup hooks.

“My shop floor was sand and my desk a cable drum.

“One of my friends here taught me about fabrics and how to sew professionally. I began dabbling in ladies’ wear, primarily for myself, but I did some alternative wedding dresses for the surfer girls. “I started off sewing at home.

Then I taught my housekeeper to sew.

“I bought an old industrial sewing machine but the health inspector told me I couldn’t run it in my home. I rented my first factory space at R30 a month and we went on from there…”

The business was called Country Feeling.

Country Feeling’s main business, however, was making bikinis that were sold in Port Elizabeth for R8.

“Then someone gave me a pair of shorts to copy. I unpicked them, ironed them out and made a pattern.

It was from that pair of “baggies” that Cheron Kraak eventually became a global name; not under the brand Country Feeling but Billabong.

Billabong ad and branding on a van

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I caught up with her a month ago at a wine-bar and bistro called Tasty Table, opposite Jeffreys’ main beach. Forty-something years ago it was the Wimpy.

“My timing with the boardshorts was perfect. The scene was beginning to explode and we, with Gotcha and Instinct, were the only people making surfwear.”

The brand later became so synonymous with South African surfing that one of the first international events at Supertubes – even then renowned around the world for its point break – was staged as the Country Feeling Surf Classic with R10 000 prize money.

Jefferys Bay.

“One of the people who attended was Gordon Merchant, who was Billabong in Australia. They were probably the same size as Country Feeling at the time.

“We were introduced and Gordon suggested I begin making shorts for him.

“I said ‘ja’ and we shook hands.”

It took some years before the partnership took off.

“You can’t just make a brand: you’ve got to live it to understand it.”

It was Kraak who coined the Billabong marketing slogan “Only a surfer knows the feeling”.

The Billabong shorts became so popular (they could be made and exported to Australia more inexpensively than if they’d been manufactured in the Antipodes themselves) that Country Feeling went on the back burner.

“Within a decade, my staff complement in Jeffreys Bay went from eight people to 350.”

Long story short: in 2007, she sold Billabong back to the parent company.

While she is coy about the price she was paid, she’s content to describe herself as “comfortably self-sufficient”.

What she means is that, although Country Feeling is back in business, she’ll never have to work in a Wimpy again.

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Ramaphosa hands over new RDP home as Letsema campaign continues despite criticism

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Saturday continued with his Letsema campaign in the Northern Cape despite serious backlash and criticism from the public.

The campaign, launched in April this year in Free State, sees ANC officials hitting the road to ensure certain service delivery duties were carried out such as the fixing of potholes and cleaning up the environment.

According Ramaphosa and the ANC, the campaign seeks to strengthen the ruling party’s connection with the people and renew its social contract with resident across communities in the country.

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On Saturday, the president arrived at the home of Ouma Martha Louw in Donkerhoek, as part of his campaign activities, where he celebrated her 82nd birthday with her as well as the officially handing over of her new RDP home.

Ramaphosa then proceeded to a walkabout in Dingaan Street, Galeshewe, where he engaged a former mine worker who spoke to the president about concerns around working conditions and unemployment.

The president also arrived at the Tommy Morebudi Sports Complex where he symbolically planted a tree with Tommy’s mother and the ANC provincial chairperson, Zamani Saul.

Criticism

However, the Letsema has come under heavy criticism from opposition parties and South Africans alike, who are seeing right through ANC’s intent, with many such as EFF’s deputy leader, Floyd Shimvabu calling it a “desperate attempt”.

Twitter users asked why these tasks were suddenly being carried out by high profiled ANC officials when there were municipalities in place for this, and if the campaign was being run with state funds or ANC funds.

Private sector steps in

In the absence of service delivery, South Africans also pointed out that the private sector has been assisting where government had for so long fallen short.

In 2020, Discovery Insure partnered with the City of Joburg and Dialdirect Insurance to manage the repair of potholes across Johannesburg.

For Discovery Insure, in particular, this data-driven initiative was angled at aligning with a broader purpose – which was to create safe roadways, thereby reducing the number of insurance claims as a result of damaged roads.

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Furthermore, social media users argued that the ANC needed to do more than just place a band-aid over the gushing wounds of the country.

With inflation at an all time high and load shedding losing the nation thousands of Rands, citizens complained that the Letsema campaign was missing the bigger picture, with the ANC burying its head in the ground to the real problems.

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URC Result: Stormers clinch strong win over Edinburgh

The Stormers produced a powerful second half performance to clinch a strong 34-18 (halftime 7-10) bonus point win over Edinburgh in their United Rugby Championship (URC) clash at the Cape Town Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The first half of the match belonged to the visitors, but the home side defended superbly and struck late to make sure that they only trailed by three points at the break.

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It was a strong start to the game from Edinburgh and an early break from flyhalf Blair Kinghorn, led to the Stormers straying offside, allowing Kinghorn to slot a penalty for a 3-0 lead in the fifth minute.

 An incredible spell of defence from the Stormers, between the 17th and 29th minutes saw them desperately try to keep Edinburgh out, with them conceding a number of penalties in their 22m, which also saw flyhalf Manie Libbok yellow carded for a deliberate knock down in the 22nd minute.

Eventually the Stormers defence was breached as Edinburgh attacked from a 5m scrum, before a few pick and goes ended with prop Pierre Schoeman powering over from close range, with Kinghorn’s extras giving the visitors a 10-0 lead after half an hour of play.

The final five minutes of the half then saw the Stormers best spell, as they came close to scoring through wing Angelo Davids, with Edinburgh hooker Stuart McInally yellow carded for slowing the ball down on the line.

The Stormers then kicked to the corner and set up a maul, with flank Deon Fourie bursting through the middle to score, and Libbok adding the extras to make it 10-7 at the break.

Strong second half start

The Stormers then continued to make use of the extra man in the second half, kicking a penalty to the corner, setting up the maul, with hooker Joseph Dweba this time breaking off to force his way over, while Libbok slotted the conversion to put the home side 14-10 up after 44 minutes.

Libbok and Kinghorn then traded penalties, with the Edinburgh one due to foul play from eighthman Evan Roos that saw him yellow carded in the 52nd minute.

The Stormers however saw out the 10 minutes without any trouble and moved 20-13 ahead thanks to another Libbok penalty in the 65th minute.

Three minutes later with Edinburgh on attack just outside the Stormers 22m, a skip pass attempt was intercepted by Stormers wing Suleiman Hartzenberg and he sprinted away to score a converted try, giving them a 27-13 lead.

The Stormers then suffered a double blow in the 75th minute when replacement prop Sazi Sandi received a red card after a clash of heads in a tackle, which saw Edinburgh kick to the corner and power a maul over, with replacement hooker Dave Cherry scoring the unconverted try.

However despite having a man less the Stormers were able to go up the other end from the kick off, with Libbok then making space to put Hartzenberg in for the bonus point try after the full time hooter to seal the win.

Scorers

Stormers: Tries – Deon Fourie, Joseph Dweba, Suleiman Hartzenberg (2); Conversions – Manie Libbok (4); Penalties – Libbok (2)

Edinburgh: Tries – Pierre Schoeman, Dave Cherry; Conversion – Blair Kinghorn; Penalties – Kinghorn (2)

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Illegal miner gets five years behind bars

An illegal miner has been slapped with five years jail sentence for unlawful possession of unwrought precious metals.

Hardlife Isaiah Hulani was sentenced by the Tlhabane Regional Court on Thursday.

According to the provincial head of the Hawks in North West, major-general Patrick Mbotho, Hulani was arrested in May 2022.

This is after officers from police station at Lefagaratlha village received information of a man who was mining platinum illegally.

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Three bags with 86 kilograms of platinum were recovered during the arrest.

The Hawks’ Rustenburg Serious Organised Crime Investigation were alerted about the arrest for further handling.

The accused remained in custody during a series of court appearances until he pleaded guilty to the charges.

This included the contravention of Immigration Act.

Free State arrests

Meanwhile, around 16 illegal miners were arrested in Allanridge, Free State this week.

The police, in partnership with Mine Security, embarked on a crime prevention operation in the area to address the problem of illicit mining.

During the arrest, police also found in their possession gold bearing material and tools used for illegal mining.

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After receiving another intelligence led tip-off about illegal miners residing in Nyakallong, this time, olice arrested 21 men and found more equipment used in their mining operations.

All suspects were undocumented and were in the country illegally.

The 37 men – aged between 24 and 44 – are expected to appear in the Odendaalsrus Magistrate Court soon.

They are facing charges such as trespassing, illegal possession of gold bearing material and contravening the Immigration Act.

‘Threat to national security’

According to Mineral Resources and Energy Minister, Gwede Mantashe, more than 6 000 “derelict and ownerless” mines in South Africa needed at least R49 billion for rehabilitation.

Last month, Mantashe described illegal mining as “criminal activity”, also warning that it would “reach crisis proportions” if not abated.

The minister said during a National Plenary discussion in Parliament that illegal mining posed a “threat to national security, government authority and socio-economic development” in the country.

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He previously indicated that around 40 mine holes were being sealed by Mintek every year.

“With this allocation, we can only rehabilitate at least three mines and seal off 40 shafts per year.

“The department has prioritised the rehabilitation of former asbestos mines because of the health hazards of asbestosis causing lung ailments, with a total of 270 derelict and ownerless asbestos mines,” he continued to say.

Approximately 135 holes in Gauteng have been closed over a three-year period.