Illegal mining will only be stopped by a proper plan with a multifaceted approach, instead of more reactive actions by the government. University of the Free State economics professor Philip Berger said this after a ministerial briefing on illegal mining held by Minerals and Energy Minister Gwede Montashe, Police Minister Bheki Chele and Home Affairs Director General Tommy Mahode on Thursday. The briefing comes after several special police units were dispatched to Krugersdorp, west of Johannesburg, following the gang-rape of eight women and the robbery of their film crew while filming a music video in the West Village. Also read: Chele announces Krugersdorp gang-rape suspects…

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