Limpopo Blog

Ga-Mampa Activists Released from Jail

Uenice /Ga-Mampa/Limpopo/18th July 2016 Today at the community Ga-Mampa the community came in numbers to go and support their brother’s and sister who where in Jail it was a court day at Praktiseer court in Tubatse. The community was supported by local taxi association by giving them eleven taxis to […]

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Water from the river smells like “Jik”

Tokelo/ Sekutlong Community at Limpopo (S.C.M.A.C) We have been drinking water from Motse River  that is polluted by the mine acid drainage Twickenham. As the result we experience diarrhea. The municipality started the water supply project after that they failed to finished the project. On the 11 June 2016 Sekutlong […]

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Police hunt down community activists in Ga-Mampa

15th July 2016 Uenice, Ga-Mampa Monitor, Sekhekhuneland, Limpopo On 7th July the  community of Ga-Mampa village in the Tubatse local municipality in Limpopo found themselves head on with heavily armed police after they went to Mecklenburg local police station to demand that the police remind the man commonly known as […]

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No Power for the People living near Medupi

Lorraine Kakaza/Mpumlanga/11July2016 At Limpompo province In Liphalale they have Medupi power station which is the 4th largest coal fired power station in the world but what is so strange is that very large numbers of people who are living in  this province cannot afford electricity. Many cannot even afford coal.They […]

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Anglo Access Bridge Collapsing

Elton Thobejane / Sekhukhune/EMAC/120716 The access bridge to the community of Dithabaneng located within Tubatse local Municipality in Limpopo is collapsing. The bridge was build by Twickenham platinum mine in 2013 and it was made of small culverts. As a result, during rainy season the forceful water running down Mokgothane […]

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Fracas Between Local Limpopo Activists and Police

Elton Thobejane/Sekhuneland.Limpopop/ 7thJune2016 Yesterday community of Ga-Mampa village in the Tubatse local municipality in Limpopo found themselves head on with heavily armed police after they went to Mecklenburg local police station to demand that the police remind the man commonly known as Ma-seven, who used to be a community leader, […]

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Maropong Community’s Right to Protest Infringed

Elton Thobejane, Marapong March 15 June 2016 The trend to prevent our communities from exercising constitutional rights by our local municipalities in collusion with the companies is now escalating to all regions of the Limpopo province. Marapong communities and surrounding villages led by the Unemployment Forum in lephalale, Waterberg region […]

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Families in isolation for speaking out against water for mining Company

Elton Thobejane, Sekhukhuneland 21st June 2016 Five families from Ga-Kgwete village, Sekhukhune region in Limpopo province have been put in isolation by the Tubatse municipality of Municipality. They were denied municipal services including water supply and provision of RDPs since 2001.  The families pursued complaints against the Lebalelo Water Association […]

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