(Podcast) Artisanal Mining, Blessing and A Curse , Part 2 – Sekhukhune, South Africa

  Artisanal Mining, A Blessing and A Curse, Sekhukhune South Africa By Mmathapelo Thobajane Voice note 1 Hello I am Mmathapelo Thobajane , I am an activists in the Bench Marks Community Monitors school and a member of SEJN. Community Monitors have been monitoring the new “illegal” chrome mining activities in Sekhukhune land. “illegal” chrome …

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SAHRC Final Report Out for implementation

Community alerts/ Elton Thobejane/ Morapaneng Village /02-09-2018, 22:38] The South African Human Rights Commission has released a final report on the investigative research into the underlying social and economic challenges of the mining affected communities. The much awaited investigations were conducted two years ago. Communities affected by the mining operations particularly those who made representations …

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 COAL OF LEPHALALE

Community alerts/Francine Nkosi /Lephalale/02-09-2018, 22:11] Mining destruction, generation of millions of tons of waste, and emission of harmful substances. Kusile Power Station is under pressure with coal shortage to generate electricity with small stockpiles .   For them to sustain the situation is to collect coal from Lephalale . Trucks are carrying coal from power plants with surpluses …

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Ga-Mampa communities talks about electricity project with the mine

Community alerts/ Eunice Mampa/ Ga-Mampa/31-08-2018, 19:07] At Ga-Mampa there was meeting on Wednesday 29 August 2018 which was held at royal house that meeting was held by ward councilor Mme Maisela, Twickenham mine executive, royal council and community talking about unfinished electrical project and they came along with contractor which is going to continue where …

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Air pollution causing miscarriages in the  community .

  Community alerts/ Katlego Malesa/ Ga- Makgopa /31-08-2018, 15:30]  The community of Ga- Makgopa Sekhukhune under fetakgomo Tubatse    municipality…the community is facing serious challenges of miscarriages that is occurring ever since the begging of a new operating  chrome mine called Sefateng based In Sefateng only divided by the mountain …the mine has been operating for …

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MONAMETSE COMMUNITY MEMBERS FELT ANGRY FOR SUSPECT.

Community alerts/ Selowa Moshabi/ Atok, Monametse/30-08-2018, 17:27] This happened early around pass nine at fetakgomo municipality southern-east of fetakgomo municipality whereby two boys of  less than thirty years suspected after some woman followed the spoor from borehole which left supporting community with drinking water.   The first borehole was stolen its transformer which took mine …

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Community alerts/Andries Mocheko/Lephalale/29-08-2018, 18:32] Today 29 August 2018 Lephalale Municipality NGO’, CBO’s and Chiefs were meeting with our Local Municipality.   Lephalale Municipal Manager Edith Tukakgomo outlines the purpose of the first Integrated Development Planning Representative Forum for the 2019/20 financial year.   The IDP,  held at Shongoane Community Hall looks at process plan which …

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MEETING WITH DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Community alerts/Mmathapelo Thobejane/Ditwebeleng village/28-08-2018/, 14:14] Today on 27/08/2018 SEJN, Livestock owners representative and Mine representative met the Department of Agriculture. After the meeting we had last week SEJN  (Mmathapelo),Mine  ( Mr. Mmutle) and Mr. Maakhudu  (Livestock owners representative) we had a meeting with Dpt of agriculture regarding the Grazing camp . Draft business plan for …

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