Ekhuruleni Blog

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Only for the sake of profiteering

Community Alert/ Sandile Nombeni/ Ekhurhuleni-Gauteng/19 November 2016 I’ve  been in a visit for the past week to one of the largest forests of southern Brazil where the Brazilian government and the mining companies have been harassing, intimidating, violating humanity and natural beauty and indigenous communities for more than 100 years, […]

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Kwa thema residents against waste

Community Alert/ Zethu Diko/ Ekhurhuleni-Gauteng/ 25 November 2016 The hostel community in kwa-thema are planing to protest, the protest to the municipality is informed by their right to clean and healthy environment. The municipal waste collection system has loop holes, they do not collect the waste on scheduled dates, this […]

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This building serves wrong people

Community Alert/ Sabatine/ Ekurhuleni-Gauteng/ 25 November 2016 Last night, in the streets of Masimini 2 women were raped in this building by nyaope users. The women claim that they were just passing by around 8pm from shoprite. EEO once went to municipality to ask about the building as we wanted […]

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