Mpumalanga Blog

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

Who Benefits?

Middleburg is popularly known as the home of the stainless steel mainly because it is the highest producer and supplier of stainless steel globally and Columbus Stainless Steel is the core, established in 1957. Columbus as a Joint Venture with Acerinox Steel, a stainless Steel Producer in Spain. Columbus produces about […]

Read More

Living with Mines

This article was written by Brenda Alles was mooi eers in Schongezicht eerste ons het alles gehad wat nodig was. Die naam van die myn is Benicon, is dit geleë in Witbank Voordat die myne begin in ons gebied, ons het ‘n goeie lewe.Ons lewens waar nie in gevaar as […]

Read More