Mpumalanga Blog

What Happened to our City – By Susan Moraba

By Susan Moraba The city of Emalahleni has grown from farming community into a business destination whereby farm lands are being bought by coal mining companies, real estate developers and capitalists to invest business not thinking for the communities of Emalahleni who are surrounded by their mines, power stations and […]

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Scary Black Mountain: Who do we run to?

Coronation is one of the informal settlements which are not safe in Witbank. It was built next to an old dump mine which was never rehabilitated in the 1980s after mining. Coronation is known as one of the areas that has high rate of crime. In this area, there is […]

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Middleburg- the cleanest town by Duma Kutumane.

One may wonder how come they say Middleburg is the cleanest Town. Yes it is clean, cause one can tell by looking at location.  In the location w have sections where by our municipality collect refuges twice a week per section. we have community parks that are taken care after […]

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Nkomazi Water Dilema by West Nkuna

The Nkomazi Local Municipality is located in the eastern part of the Ehlanzeni District Municipality of the Mpumalanga Province. The municipality is strategically placed between Swaziland (North of Swaziland) and Mozambique (east of Mozambique). It is linked with Swaziland by two provincial roads and with Mozambique by a railway line […]

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Kwa-Zanele, dying slowly

By Zakhele and Nhlanhla from Breyton Breyton is a small mining town in Mpumalanga in the Highveld area, it has a population of 12550. Breyton is very close Emerlo and the community from Breyton do thier households in Emerlo.  Most people in Breyton depend on mining activities for employment. Breyton […]

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Emalahleni’s Abandoned Mine Problem

By Lucky Maisenya, Witbank This is our daily experience in Emalahleni, formerly known as Witbank. A direct translation of Emalahleni isplace of coal.   Nkangala Region is probably the most  heavily industrial area in the Highveld.  It’s landscape features mainly underground and opencast coal mines. Also this area has the largest concentration of […]

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Problem caused by the mines

Middleburg is a town that is situated in the middle of Nelspruit and Johannesburg. Middleburg has about 94 0000 population and a well known area is  Mhluzi.  Mhluzi was named after Mhluzi river which is known as Olifant River and both supply water to Loskop dam which is were the other […]

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