Poussière toxique dans les rues de Kampemba Lubumbashi/Poisonous dust on the streets of Kampemba Lubumbashi

Christophe Kabwita/Lubumbashi/28thJuly2017 Sur l’avenue Kiwele  de la Ruashi reliant les usines et carrières de CHEMAF à ses usines de la commune Kampemba  poussières aux passages des camions transportant minerai et d’ autres des résidus acidifiés le tout non bâchés Trucks transporting ore from the quarries of the Ruashi mine to the CHEMAF factory. They drive …

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Youth from countries in southern Africa meet in Johannesburg

Community Alerts/ Sbu Hlolweni/Secunda-Mpumalanga/20 August 2017 The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) is a leadership program, organized by the White House in Washington (USA). The program was started by former president of United States of America, Mr. Barak Obama with the aim to train African leaders and to shape a better future of Africa. The …

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Poor families are forced to drink from the polluted river in Sekutlong

Community Alerts/Tokelo Mahlakwane/Sekutlong-Limpopo/23 August 2017 Sekutlong is a small village that has been here for a long time. The village has been drinking water from the river.This river is  is polluted by Acid Mine Drainage and makes the community suffer. The municipality use to  deliver  water around the village but now they stopped doing this …

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Workshop on our rights in a mining community

Community Alerts/ Lorraine Kakaza/Carolina-Mpumalanga/19 August 2017 We were workshop today with Susan Moraba at life-love at Emalahleni  run by the Centre for Environmental Rights on the   19 /08/2017 We learnt about the right to information on the challenges we face as a community. We looked at the emission standards for the coal mining industry. This …

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University of Venda students take a dead Cow to the Lab for Testing

Community Alerts/Tokelo Mahlakwane/Sekutlong-Limpopo/23 August 2017 Today we had meetings with the  Department of Agriculture and students from university of venda. This meeting was attended by , the owner of the cows and me as member of SEJN. The meeting was called  after a cow died at Morapaneng village next to sewage. When we arrived there …

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Meeting with the Mayor

Community Alerts/Eunice Mampa/Ga-Mamapa/22 August 2017 We had meeting  with mayor Hlatswayo , deputy mayor and other executives of the Mampa municipality. Unfortunately we didn’t meet the right person. W were looking for(councilor Maisela), but we tried to raise our issues . We were there for a follow-up meeting. We held meetings at the  Tubatse municipality …

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The residents of Vosman stage protest demanding RDP houses

Community Alerts/Lorraine Kakaza/Carolina-Mpumalanga/21 August 2017 Today residents  from  the communities of Vosman , Emalahleni protested for  RDP houses Residents from Vosman “all zones”, Lynville,Kwaguqa, and Corrination protested  since Friday 18/08/2017 ,Saturday, Sunday and today on the 21/08/2017 they. They demanded RDP houses which are being  built next to Pineridge. Some of the houses are finished …

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