Sefikile, North West Province
Looking at the stats at the moment is not good at all and with the fact that there are big changes made by the mining companies. We as the hosting and mining communities we are the ones who are mostly exposed to this PANDEMIC.
Making decisions like this ones of calling the employees to resume to work, what is that they are looking at when making such decisions?
What are the mine plans in keeping us and their employees safe?
When looking at the stats, it is going up even though we are doing social distancing now that the mines are calling their employees how is it going to be like?
COVID 19 Law says I quote there cant be more than 50 people attending a funeral, where we are saying we are paying our last respect, but not more than 50 people but at the mine it is more than 50 people and they say reduced capacity. What is our government doing to its people?
With the recent incident of the President Ramaphosa speech of the alcohol not allowed at all ,for us to be heard do we also have to go to court for Mr President to hear us? Mr President must do the right thing and stop all the mines who made the call outs to their employees to return/resume to work as it will be affecting those who stays where the operational mine is taking place, and by looking at the COVID 19 LAW the decision made by the mines call their employees to resume to work is a total violation of the PANDEMIC if we could look into that but we are saying nothing.
Looking at this call out of the mines, who is it going to affect most? We are forgetting that we have women & children and suffers most of the decisions taken by us and or some other people as they are the ones left at home alone while we are going to work. They are left with the burden of making sure that if am/your sick they have to make sure that am/you well taken care of.
Am listening to the radio at the moment and every listener is complaining about how the COCID 19 is expensive. They have already used more money by buying more essentials but still its not enough.
WHAT IS THE REASON OF STAYING HOME IF AND WHEN THE MINING COMPANIES ARE TAKING OPPOSITE DECISIONS? (CALL OUT BY THE MINING COMPANIES TO THEIR EMPLOYESS TO RESUME TO WORK).
It does affect us all as we need to in solidarity but of being safe and protect others and not only those whom we live with, also those who live in South Africa by giving an ear/listening to them if they need to understand something but it difficult since the mines are in the picture now. Every decisions before taken, we must all be considered and be counted to those who need to be protected from this COVID 19.
Am seeing the lockdown of phases and a change of decisions going forward. Am not against the social distancing but am against those who are violating the COVID 19 LAW like mining companies that are exposing us to this VIRUS. Let us all be counted and be protected from PANDEMIC and not feel like we are left outside when decisions are being taken.
COVID 19 is a worldwide PANDEMIC
We noted measures taken within mine premises to adhere to National Infectious Communicable Disease Guidelines.
No one should be left outside and or advantage be taken against that kind of a person should the decision(s) be taken based on the COVID 19 as it is a worldwide PANDEMIC.