Community was promised relocation from wet land to proper houses but only toilets were built

Community Alerts/Puseletso/Klerksdorp/02 June 2017 After Justice and Peace monitors engaged Matlosana local municipality regarding houses built on wetland, considerable amount of work resulted in the Municipality considering relocating eight households to a more conducive environment. After residents discovered that they will finally be moved to another area next to Cocekani High school, their hearts were …

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After the mining saga the Tigane community is suffering a lot

Community Alerts/David Faanakgomo/Klerksdorp/02 June 2017 Tigane community is one of the suffering communities due to the retrenchments of the mining sector. Hence it is suffering high rate of robbery and people being mugged. To the community’s surprise, with that high rate of robbery and mugging, its satellite police station is closed. Now the community and …

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Mines are interested in profits not the general wellbeing of the people

Community Alerts/Tshepo Mmusi/Klerksdorp/02 June 2017 It is sad and somehow disturbing to realise that after 23 years of hard earned democracy, the people who stay in farms struggle to access basic health care services. In our last week visit to  the Rietkuil and Mantariana farms  adjacent to the Shiva Uranium processing plant, people complained about …

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Justice and Peace, Klerksdorp diocese is disappointed by the justice system

Community Alerts/Mahadio/Klerksdorp-Justice and Peace/20 February 2017-03-03 As Catholic Justice and Peace Commission  of Klerksdorp diocese , we wish to express  our disappointment of the withdrawal  of the case  of human trafficking against the Nigerian who was a suspect in Klerksdorp Court today: Our Juridical system has a lot loopholes in promoting the human dignity, instead …

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We buy electricity with high rates from a private company

Community Alert/Modise Tlhako/Dominionville-North West/10 November 2016 Dominionville is a small village in Northwet province found in Dr KK khauda district in Matlosana local municipality. The village consist of the white and black community Dominionville is getting its electricity services from the service provider called Dirk Phyl investment (PTY)Ltd. The service provider is also rendering services …

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Klerksdorp is slowly turning into a ghost town

Community Alerts/ Tshepo Mmusi-Klerksdorp-North West/ 22 October 2016 Klerksdorp is slowly turning into a ghost town because of mining companies leaving the area. This leaves the communities in a situation of fending for themselves.  The pressing problem facing the communities is unemployment, especially amongst youth. Companies encourage self employment and at times make promises on …

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