There has been a sharp focus on illegal mining on the West Rand after the rape of eight women at West Village in Krugersdorp last week.
Residents in West Rand areas have been complaining about the high levels of crime which they say is caused by illegal miners.
One of the residents, Neo Thole, said: "It is very difficult to walk at night here because people get mugged. Zama zamas also raid taverns and rob people there."
This is a developing story.