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joburgcityTimesLive reports that Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba says he will be engaging with mineral resources minister Mosebenzi Zwane on how they can work together to avert the serious threat to the city posed by illegal mining.  

Mashaba, together with certain members of the mayoral committee and other government officials, inspected sites in the city on Wednesday where rampant vandalism‚ theft of infrastructure and illegal mining remain the order of the day.  He commented:  “The issues we identified during the visit are multi-pronged in nature and cut across various government departments and institutions‚ as well private sector players.  A multi-agency and collaborative approach is therefore a prerequisite to addressing this crises – no single entity or institution can resolve the problem at hand.”  He indicated that during the visit they witnessed how dangerous illegal mining‚ reportedly taking place in old mine shafts‚ has threatened the safety of the community by coming into contact with petroleum pipeline networks owned by Transnet.

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