Mpumalanga Blog

Climate Change and Food

MpumalangaErmelo01/09/2020NELLY NKOSIKhuthala Environmental Care Group Climate Change programme was on the 31/08/2020 at 11:00am, it was held in Sibusiso Sethu Day Care Centre. The Workshop was supported by WOMIN and hosted by Khuthala Women’s Movement. Women were given a platform to talk about the challenges they’re facing like Unemployment, Water […]

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Community Conflict over jobs

Phola/Ogies v/s Witbank.2020/08/14.Empumelelweni Emalahleni.Mbethe Thembisile. On the 12th of August 2020 the people in the community of Phola/Ogies decided to strike for employment of Witbank community members in the mines that are allocated in & around Phola/ogies. Phola/Ogies community barricaded the mines entrance so that the employees from Witbank cannot […]

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Covid19 laws are no longer taken

Florence MohlalaPhola31-08-2020 Since the introduction of level 2 people seems to forget quickly about this virus. From level1 at least people were afraid using sanitisers, washing hands and wearing of face musk was in order, but now nothing is right in our work places workers just go around without face […]

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Re-opening of alcohol at level 2 in Phola

30-August-200PholaFlorence Mohlala Our president allowed the selling of alcohol and cigarettes at level2 .He said bottle stores open from Monday to Friday, but our people don’t follow the rules of covid 19 especially at my area at Phola. Taverns are operating and shebeens are operating normal as before this pandemic. […]

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Problems with Covid19 Relief grant

Nkomazi Madadeni MP26 August 2020Benerd Ngomane In Nkomazi at Tonga mall post office, people are queueing many hours to get the R350. Some said they are on queue for the third day. Sometimes the post office runs out of cash and they have to wait +-2hrs with no action.Compliance on […]

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COVID restrictions comes with pain to the poor

2020/08/23.Empumelelweni Emalahleni.Mbethe Thembisile. I had hoped that in level 2 of lockdown the “no visitors” restriction in hospitals will be eased but in my surprise it didn’t and it so sad. My mom’s cousin was admitted at the hospital in Nelspruit and the nurses didn’t allow the wife to bring […]

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Air pollution a thread

2020.08.05Vosman (Emalahleni)Vusi Mabaso (VEM) On Wednesday the 5th of August I interviewed Mariah Phahla who have been staying next to the mines for the past Seven years at Vosman in Mpumalanga under Emalahleni local municipality.Mariah is an unemployed female staying with his husband and a baby boy named Jack. This […]

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Water crisis

27/07/2020Bushbuckrige MpumalangaTintswalo Mnisi (VEM) Not having water around my community around Buyelani Mpumalanga it’s an everyday problem special to the one who started small gardens to make a living during this lockdown since some of them who are no longer working ….Mr Calvin commented on this issue he said – […]

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