Community alerts/ Mmathapelo Thobejane/ Ditwebeleng Village/09/02/2019, 12:35 PM]
On 09 February 2019
I attend meeting at Morapaneng nursery the meeting was organised by Morapaneng Development initiative and Morapaneng youth forum.
The objective of the meeting was to take initiative after the community meeting that was held on 07 February 2019 were community took a decision to seek help to Organisation, they have seen working for the livestock owner’s forum in the past years. Community of Morapaneng send these 2 forums to approach me because they want to know the work that Benchmark Foundation do and they want to meet the team.
The Community is frustrated and need help from people who can help them engage the mine and to make mine to fulfil the promises and also to pay for the damage they are doing because they stay next to sewage dam that is always leaking and this affects their health. They tried several times to Approach the mine with no luck and they also think that the mine don’t take them seriously.
“During the meeting that we held with livestock owners from this village they advised us to see Mmathapelo who can introduce us to Benchmark Foundation.”
Said one of the leaders during the meeting.
Story by : Mmathapelo Thobejane