The Union Corporation acquired options in the Kinross area, 64 km west of Springs. Mining started in 1955 though heir subsidiary Winkelhaak Mines Ltd. The Evander mine is currently operating in its 8th shaft and employs 3 300 people. These operations, now owned by Harmony Gold, mine the Kimberley Reef in the Evander Basin and produced over 16 000 kg of gold from 2008 to 2010. The ore is milled and processed at Kinross, 7 km north.
The town has a 5 primary schools (Emdibini, Hoëveld, Isikhumbuzo, Inqanawe, and T P Stratten), a high school and hosts one of the four campuses of the Gert Sibande College (originally the Evander Technical Institute). The Evander airfield is located just south-west of the town.