Workshop with coal mining community in eMalahleni

Lorraine Kakaza/Vosman,eMalahleni,Mpumalanga/150917 Today we had a workshop  at Vosman location  Emalahleni ,Mpumalanga province  here in South Africa. The purpose of this workshop is to bring the community of Vosman on board and build a relationship with support them to take collective community  action on the problems they faced with coal mining. It was such an …

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CSAAWU union efforts lead to improvement in farm workers housing

Malizo Kwinana/Langerburg, Mpumalanga/080917 By Malizo Kwinana In January this year, CSAAWU organisers in the Langeburg region, Malizo Kwinana and Deneco Dube, paid a visit to a very big farm, Angora, outside Bonnievale. The CSAAWU representatives were invited by the farm workers as they wanted to know more about their rights and the importance of joining …

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Women Activist Community Monitors talk about Writing at the Jozi Book Fair

Susan Maroba/Johannesburg/040917 Community monitors from the Benchmarks Foundation attended the Jozi Book fair on the 3rd January. Mmathapelo Thobajane represented the women in action in the monitoring school. She talked about our writing, the use of newsletters, the challenge of writing and expressing oneself as well as the importance of writing as women activists and …

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Youth from countries in southern Africa meet in Johannesburg

Community Alerts/ Sbu Hlolweni/Secunda-Mpumalanga/20 August 2017 The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) is a leadership program, organized by the White House in Washington (USA). The program was started by former president of United States of America, Mr. Barak Obama with the aim to train African leaders and to shape a better future of Africa. The …

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Workshop on our rights in a mining community

Community Alerts/ Lorraine Kakaza/Carolina-Mpumalanga/19 August 2017 We were workshop today with Susan Moraba at life-love at Emalahleni  run by the Centre for Environmental Rights on the   19 /08/2017 We learnt about the right to information on the challenges we face as a community. We looked at the emission standards for the coal mining industry. This …

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The residents of Vosman stage protest demanding RDP houses

Community Alerts/Lorraine Kakaza/Carolina-Mpumalanga/21 August 2017 Today residents  from  the communities of Vosman , Emalahleni protested for  RDP houses Residents from Vosman “all zones”, Lynville,Kwaguqa, and Corrination protested  since Friday 18/08/2017 ,Saturday, Sunday and today on the 21/08/2017 they. They demanded RDP houses which are being  built next to Pineridge. Some of the houses are finished …

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