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Police fueled the communities in Farlam commission ‘s watch by Comboss Makwakwa.

Update 8 May2013   Rustenburg- Bua Mining Communities is a collective composed of Ledig,Motlhabe, Marikana, Ikemeleng, Mfidikwe, Chaneng, Tlhabane, Mafenya Tsitsing,Photshaneng, Bapong (Segwaelane), Thekwana, Lefaragatlhe, Baphiring (Luka)communities – all directly affected by the events that occurred at Marikana andall who will be directly affected by the outcome of the enquiry. […]

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MARIKANA IN KWA –THEMA EXT3 by Sandile Nombeni

Marikana  is an informal settlement that is situated in Kwa –thema and is development of relocation of stands. The project of stands re-allocation began in 2012 around October and its aim was to solve the problem of five families living in one stand. Kwa –thema ext3 was developed around 1996 […]

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CULTURE VS UNEMPLOYMENT by Zandi Jiyane

The Ndebele nation still follows their culture of ukuluka (circumcision).  Ndebele’s are from a place called Kwandebele in Mpumalanga but now they are all over South Africa because of employment especially in Gauteng.   Ndebele nation have practised the custom / tradition of circumcision for years, whereby every year in […]

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Mine police brutality.

On the early morning of Thursday 14th the community of Chaneng located on the North of Rustenburg had an eventful beginning to their day where by mother of Chaneng village headman (Nthoto Setshoane) came into the Kgotla office and took the Kgotla stamp that is needed to authorise important documents […]

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Failed C.S.R projects by Lonmin and Aquarius

Failed Mine Community Projects. by Chris Molebatsi and Alex Salang Mining Companies when they apply for rights  mining rights, make a lot of promises.. They agree to set up community projects to assist people in their socio economic development. They start projects but they don’t give these projects full support […]

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Kwa-Zanele, dying slowly

By Zakhele and Nhlanhla from Breyton Breyton is a small mining town in Mpumalanga in the Highveld area, it has a population of 12550. Breyton is very close Emerlo and the community from Breyton do thier households in Emerlo.  Most people in Breyton depend on mining activities for employment. Breyton […]

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Emalahleni’s Abandoned Mine Problem

By Lucky Maisenya, Witbank This is our daily experience in Emalahleni, formerly known as Witbank. A direct translation of Emalahleni isplace of coal.   Nkangala Region is probably the most  heavily industrial area in the Highveld.  It’s landscape features mainly underground and opencast coal mines. Also this area has the largest concentration of […]

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Problem caused by the mines

Middleburg is a town that is situated in the middle of Nelspruit and Johannesburg. Middleburg has about 94 0000 population and a well known area is  Mhluzi.  Mhluzi was named after Mhluzi river which is known as Olifant River and both supply water to Loskop dam which is were the other […]

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Who Benefits?

Middleburg is popularly known as the home of the stainless steel mainly because it is the highest producer and supplier of stainless steel globally and Columbus Stainless Steel is the core, established in 1957. Columbus as a Joint Venture with Acerinox Steel, a stainless Steel Producer in Spain. Columbus produces about […]

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Mmaditlhokwa community relocated by Tharisa Minerals

By Rusty’s monitors and Mr J.J Mputle Mr Mthobeni Johannes Motlhoki a resident of Mmaditlhokwa relocated by Tharisa Minerals was interviewed by the Rustenburg Monitors. He said that “he came to settle in Mmaditlhokwa in and around 2006, he is a pensioner living as a celibate bachelor. He used to […]

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