On 2015 we had a picketing on the way that goes to the mine (Siyanda Bakgatla Platinum Mine).
We had our complaints that there is no complying with the SLP the way that have drafted it. All the promises and commitments they made they have never done anything.
Last year early October we met with the mine as our discussions were unfolding to fruitful results and some of the agreed projects came along the discussions and commitments were made and how the projects will be done with time frames on each project.
The access road was first priority as it is the important one.
Secondly the high school toilets were also on the priority list and here it is now it is about to be done.
With the office monitoring how the school toilets projects going, it also benefits the community company.
It is given a sub to do the job via its presentation that it supports the whole community and provide some needs to few families from the community since the mine made that commitment and can’t deliver so we as the leaders saw it fit to use that to our advantage and it worked very well.
Makuka Secondary School Ablution Toilet is doing just fine and it’s about to be finished at any day from this month of June even though it got delayed a bit by COVID19.
We are now ready to finish it and support the families as we made a commitment to do that and this time with the support of the mine (Siyanda Bakgatla Platinum Mine).
Monitoring of the project is done by the Mine and the community office (us community leaders) working hands in hands with the community at large. Story by: Amo Tshabalala