Eskom have applied for a huge increase in the electricity price – 20%.

Community Alerts/Meshack Mbangula/EEO/27 Sep 17 Their application has been lodged with NERSA who have now invited comments from the public. I hope residents & organisations will make use of the opportunity to make their views known. Send your e-mail to mypd@nersa.org.za – the closing date for comments is the 13th October 2017. PLEASE SHARE! [9/27, …

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Consultation company sends out invitations late to the community to avoid participation

Community Alerts/ Sandile Nombeni/ Ekurhuleni/31 May 2017 Since mid 2015 Ekurhuleni Environmental Organisation had last opposed the decommissioning and construction of a Waste Incinerator license that was proposed by Western Platinum Refineries (Lonmin PTY,LTD) in Kwa-Thema Reedville, on Monday 29th May  Ekurhuleni Environmental Organisation has received an invitation  from Jones & Wagener  an Engineering and …

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Mandla Jwili (EEO) interviewing Zanande Book and Christopher Ziemba (Fordham University) New York, USA Research on community struggle.

Community Alerts/ Mandla Jwili/Ekurhuleni /26 May 2017 On the 26th May we had meeting in our office in Kwa Thema in Ekurhuleni with visitors, students from Fordham university school of law in New York namely Christopher Ziemba, Olivia Scandura and Zenande Booi. Purpose of their visit here is to conduct a research on how mining …

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Anglo Coal Canyon project consults a poor community and promise employment

Community Alerts/Sandile/ Ekurhuleni /25 May 2017 Anglo Coal has been doing its consultation processes in Springs for Coal Canyon project that will start from Springs to Heidelberg which would cover communities like Endicott, Bakerton, Springs, Kwa-Thema, Tsakane, Duduza, Dunottor, Selcourt, Weldgeducht, Struighbelt, Daggafontein, etc which means that the far East Rand would now be facing …

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Reckless electricity connection by Ekurhuleni Local Municipality

Community Alerts/ Jomo/Ekurhuleni/23 May 2017 Kwa Thema is situated east of Jo’burg under Ekurhuleni local municipality. These cables have been lying unattended for almost for a week. Municipality technicians were installing electricity for Kwa Thema Ext.8 residents and left  main transmission boxes and cables lying around as you can see in the picture. This is a …

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Re-mining mine dumps in Brakpan

Community Alerts/Sabatini/EEO-Ekhuruleni/21 April 2017 Fraser Alexandra tailings dam in Brakpan Ekurhuleni is used for re-mining the minerals from mine dumps.  The tailing is supporting Ergo gold to re-mine the minerals. As we were monitoring, we observed that only black people do the hard cheap labour as per our interview with Mxolisi and Rendani; they mentioned …

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“Richard”, that’s the name of the boy who fell in a hole left without rehabilitation

Community Alerts/Meshack Mbangula/Ekhuruleni –EEO/06 March 2017 Meshack Mbangula,Chairperson and founder of Ekhuruleni Environmental Organization and MACUA national coordinator paid the family of a five year old boy who fell in a hole of a mining activity which was left without rehabilitation. Hole that Richard fell into This is Mohlala ‘s family “As we see the …

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