Community Alerts/Boitumelo Mokgatle/Phokeng-Rustenburg/19/09/2018
Phokeng, Masosobane, Mophatong is experiencing access to water challenge. The problem is the daily occurrence and has been happening for the past six years. Authorities have not been communicating the problem to the community adequately. Water tankers sometimes bring water which has dust particles.

Water shortage is a critical issue. This affects the community in various ways as some are unemployed and depend on home backyard vegetable gardens to supplement food shortages. The tank water is a problem as containers are placed outside exposes it to dust and dust sometimes water tankers sometimes release water which has dust particles as result. Some homeowners are elderly people and often cannot carry clean water inside, this affects the entire community as we all depend on water for hydration, irrigation, cooking etc . The Royal Bafokeng administration is responsible for this problem that has existed overĀ  6years. By Boitumelo Mokgatle