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The Mining community tour

Phindile NgobeniMarikana group fiveNorth West20 November 2021 On the 17 November .After rustenburg tour was organised by benchmarks foundation staff Brown, David and Chris. I interviewed a man who used to own a building material at RDP marikana. I asked him why he closed it, he said after marikana strike […]

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Mine’s blasting dust is killing us

Date: 12/11/2021.Name: Ronald mhlakaza. Place: VosmanMunicipality: Emalahleni. Province:Mpumalanga #Airpollution. Mines that are around the whole Kwaguqa area especially Vosman when they regularly blust to extract the coal all the dust after the blasting it’s moving towards the communities that are near the mine, this area of Emalahleni the air it’s […]

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Mine’s blasting dust is killing us

Date: 12/11/2021.Name: Ronald mhlakaza. Place: VosmanMunicipality: Emalahleni. Province:Mpumalanga. #Airpollution. Mines that are surounding Kwaguqa areas especially Vosman when they regularly blast to extract the coal and all the dust after the blasting it’s moving towards the communities that are near the mine, this area of Emalahleni it’s being polluted by […]

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Abandoned mines become a Warzone

Date: 12/11/2021Name: Ronald mhlakaza Place:VosmanMunicipality: Emalahleni Province:Mpumalanga #warzone Unrehabilitated mines at Emalahleni where people go there to dig coal for home purposes and for selling the coal to the community, it’s now very dangerous for people to go and dig the coal they end up fighting each other over the […]

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poor service delivery

Tshepo MmusiJouberton LocationMatlosana municipalityNorth West province02 November 2021 In the previous weeks we saw how politicians having moving from one house to next canvassing for votes. Every street corner there would be gatherings of different political parties and groups rallying support for local government elections. Members of our communities have […]

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gangster’s paradise

Tshepo MmusiJouberton LocationMatlosana local municipalityNorth West province02 November 2021 In previous alerts sent regarding gangsterism it was reported how different gangs are fighting for any means to have income. These gangs have been fighting for territory in order to commit crime without any disturbances. We saw how these gangs were […]

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Election campaigns and people’s challenges

01 November 2021GaMogashoa village, SekhukhuneMakhuduthamaga Local MunicipalityBy Mmabore Mogashoa #Elections2021 During the election campaigns from different political parties they promised roads, houses, electricity with no load shedding, water for all etc even if they don’t tell us how are they planning to do that, budget and how will they acquire […]

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The street of Middelburg turn into a dumping zone

Name:Gaynor MalepeDate:31-10-2021Place:MiddelburgMunicipality:Steve Tshwete Local MunicipalityProvince:Mpumalanga Middelburg used to be a smart city andthe municipal was the one of the bestmunicipal in South Africa.Now it turned into something else since the beginning of several strikes.The strikes highlights the concerns of the workers and the community.These included the removal of the Municipal […]

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Life after coal research

Name: Zamokwakhe ShabalalaDate: 31-10-2021Place: DannhouserMunicipality: Dannhouser MunicipalityProvince: KwaZulu- Natal Climate The research was conducted at Dannhouser town about life after coal. Dannhouser is a small town that was created after coal was discovered in northern natal in towns like Glencore, Dundee and Newcastle. They say this town was developed for […]

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