South Africa

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Water is life

Community Alert/Buda/ Rusternburg- North West/08 November 2016 History reveals Motlhabe village to be one of the most crimeless communities. Today because of the overcrowding caused by mines operating nearby the village, crime levels have increased and affect the community in so many different ways. Access to water is a very […]

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The livestock under serious threat

Community Alert/Mathapelo Thobejane/Limpopo/31 October 2016 Today at Limpopo Sekhukhune region at Fetakgomo-Tubatse municipality (Hackney). Mr Mahlakwane reported to have last saw his cow last week Friday, it was then revealed that his cow is strapped at Hackney mine stream. In our arrival at the stream, we found the cow still […]

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Klerksdorp is slowly turning into a ghost town

Community Alerts/ Tshepo Mmusi-Klerksdorp-North West/ 22 October 2016 Klerksdorp is slowly turning into a ghost town because of mining companies leaving the area. This leaves the communities in a situation of fending for themselves.  The pressing problem facing the communities is unemployment, especially amongst youth. Companies encourage self employment and […]

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This house may fall due to cracks

Community Alerts/Cde Selowa-Limpopo Province/27 October 2016 The community is tired and reached a boiling point due to empty promises by Bokoni platinum mines, this mine are situated at sekhukhune/fetakgomo municipality in Limpopo province. We arranged a meeting to discuss about date upon which the community will engage in a protest. […]

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Free State province is drying up day by day.

Community Alerts/ Rhona Riet-Vaal-Gauteng/21 October 2016 On the 13th of October 2016, I participated a workshop at Fezile Dabi offices in Sasolburg; sadly enough Free State is drying up by the day. Here are facts and realities which I learned from the workshop which I attended. Climate feather in SA […]

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Recycling is the youth last resort

  Community Alert/Nthabiseng Leshowe- Dominionvile-North West/ 21 October 16 Dominionville is a small village in North West province under Dr kenneth kaunda district municipality. In our community, we are having about a total number of 100 youth aged between the ages 18 to 35 who are currently not working, more […]

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This Community inhale toxic dust

Community Alerts/ Mathapelo Thobejane/21 October 2016 This is a short story from the people of Monametsane at Atok Sekhukhune region in Limpopo. During windy weather conditions, air pollution becomes worse, this happens because the dust from the tailing dam blows to our houses. When talking to one lady staying in […]

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