THE WALLS AROUND US

Community Alerts/Lentswe Buda/Motlhabe-Rustenburg/03/10/2018 The walls around us, The walls that hears, The walls that see, The walls that speaks, That promised roof over our heads, That promised food on our tables, That claimed democracy, All in black and white, not in reality. And divided us in black and white. How devious these walls are! Berlins …

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Mine uses a temporary hazardous measure to control road dust levels

Community Alerts/Lentswe Buda/Motlhabe-Rustenburg/22/09/2018 While I was doing an investigation focusing on the poor unpaved road in Motlhabe on the 16 section as it is the entrance of Motlhabe I came across a small difference on the road. Pilanesburg platinum Mine applied some black chemical/liquid on the gravel road which helps to reduce the dust but …

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Sewage spillage due to poor maintenance

Community Alerts/Kennedy Pholose/Thekwana-Rustenburg/22/09/2018 In Thekwana particularly Mafoke and Beirut sections. There are health-related issues such as sewage spillages and illegal dumping sites. This started 5 years back. According to William Tladi they have been reporting but maintenance people attend certain areas whilst others are ignored. The foul smell coming from broken and open sewer drains …

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Dust affecting the community of Motlhabe due to mine vehicles and employee’s constant movement

Community Alerts/Lentswe Buda/Motlhabe-Rustenburg/22/09/2018   The community of Motlhabe is one of the Mine hosting communities which are still facing dust pollution caused by mine heavy vehicles. Motlhabe has been hosting Pilanesberg platinum Mine for a period of ten years now (2008-2018) and when it comes to developing Motlhabe they ignore us as they know that …

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Community struggles to get proper health care from the local clinic in Motlhabe

Community Alerts/Lentswe Buda/Motlhabe-Rustenburg/22/09/2018 Motlhabe clinic has been operating for the past couple of decades as a 24hour clinic service and from May 2016 the clinic stopped working for 24 hours to 10 hours now (07:00-17:00). Reason being that there isn’t enough of professional nurses to assist during the day and at night and others are …

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Anglo puts billboards that they maintaining roads when questioned because the roads are in poor conditions they remove the billboards

Community Alerts/ Amogelang Tshabalala/Sefikile-Rustenburg/17/09/2018 Sefikile village is a village situated where Anglo Platinum Union Mine is taking. Just about 6.5 kilometers away from the mine and +-20 kilometers away from municipal offices. The problem that we have as the community is the internal road that the mine had committed to maintain. Since the road has …

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Illegal dumpsites and poor electrical connections

Community Alerts/Kennedy Pholose/Thekwana-Rustenburg/22/09/2018 Illegal dumping is a pain on the community when asked the affected pointed fingers to the tenants and the truck that collected refuse bins. They are only using the main roads ignoring other streets. Dead animals, used disposable nappies and other things that should be disposed of professionally are found at these …

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Clinic built and promises made but there experienced by the community of Sefikile

Community Alerts/Amogelang Tsahabalala/Sefikile-Rustenburg/19/09/2018   Sefikile is a village that was bought by 52 men in 1910. The villagers used to plough for a living, had lots of livestock. Then came 1946 when the mining company came and the Chief who was a trustee for Sefikile village made arrangements without the community knowing. The Chief made …

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Dust in Mfidikwe Bokamoso

Community Alerts/Velile Khoza/Mfidikwe-Rustenburg/19/09/2018 Today at around 16:45 we the mining-affected communities of ward 34 saw a huge cloud dust covering the whole of this Mfidikwe village, Bokamoso human settlement, and Zakhele squatter camp. The dust arose from the slump dumps that are being rehabilitated by Fraser Alexander as a contractor to Anglo American. This slump …

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