Charora high school learners protest against paying school fees

Community Alerts/Oleboegng Motene/Rustenburg/20/07/2018 Today the learners of Charora high school located in Robega serving learners from MACHARORA community blocked the road in front of the school with burning tires and it is alleged that they were throwing stones at passing cars. This after a news article in the Rustenburg Herald stating that parents of learners …

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The 20th Khanya College Winter School

Community Alerts/Olebogeng Motene/Rustenburg/16/07/2018 Imbila Yesu Issue 1_ July 2018_Draft 2 This year’s annual winter school theme is “struggles and survival in community organizations and social movements”. And the Benchmarks Foundation community monitors(Olebogeng Motene, Rapule Moiloa, and Thokozile Mthambo) are part of the Freedom Activists Journalist, daily duties are to cover organizational and activists profiles, sessions …

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Aquarius Platinum Mine left an open pit before selling to Sebanye

Community Alerts/John Salang/Maditlhokoa-Rustenburg/05/06/18 There’s pending issue with regard to Aquarius platinum mine open pit next to Lapologang Village. The development of this pits was started in 2002 by Aquarius using Moolmans contract. Looks like the rehabilitation process never take place, it’s been 5 years since they have stopped extracting minerals (platinum and chrome) from this …

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Over 60 years of mining but the Madibana community has nothing to show as development

Community Alerts/Velile Khoza/Mfedikoe-Rustenurg/05/07/2018 There are 2 abandoned Khomanani shafts, they were both closed in 2012 by Anglo Platinum. Now what shocks us as the community of Mfedikwe is that out of the 60 years of mining we have never reaped anything from this mining operations, only that the community is poisoned and contaminated with emissions …

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DILO TSA SESHA

Community Alerts/Lentswe Buda/Motlhabe/25/06/18   Botshelo  ba kwa moseja, Mekgwa ya ba kwa moseja, Setso sa ba kwa moseja, We adopted it all. DILO TSA SESHA.   Re amogetse serakgolo, lefatsheng la rena, Man graze no more, Mme re ba epi gompieno, Re fane ka lefatshe la bagolo, Sa hlambalaza aba’phezulu, IZINTO’EZISHA   Ga re sale …

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BORN FREE

Community Alerts/Lentswe Buda/Motlhabe-Rusetnburg/25/06/2018   Are you a bornfree? What really is a bornfree? Ohh, being born during the end of white minority? Born after apartheid?   Talking of it, has it ever ended? What makes you think it will ever end? Ohh I see, because you on private school? Your mate is Pink?   You …

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Community of Mfedikoe and Bokamoso living through pollution by mining operations for over 60 years

Community Alerts/ Velile Khoza/Mfedikoe-Rustenburg/20/06/2018 The community of Mfidikwe  and Bokamoso are vulnerable an historically disadvantaged. This communities have been hosting mining operations for over 60 years. Anglo and now Sibanye  mining operations pose a life’s and environment threat, this operations emissions blasting impacts  the air pollution we are appealing to the other constituency of this …

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Poor governance and lack of leadership

Community Alerts/Rorisang Rapodile/Wonderkop-Rustenburg/15/06/2018 In Wonderkop cattle where moved away from the community 5 to 6 years ago, because they have a illness that transfer to human. In my research cattle transmit zoophytic diseases to humans in a variety  ways, an  infected cow bodily fluids such as blood, tissues, urine contains pathogens that has bacteria. Bacteria disease …

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Community of motlhabe taking their first step against the less than 24 hour operating clinic.

Community Alerts/Lentswe Buda/Motlhabe-Rustenburg/16/05/18 Motlhabe community provides more than 9 villages in and around ward 6. For 19 years of operating both day and night till year 2016 when the clinic stopped working at night. For two years now since May 2016 the clinic operates from 07:00 to 14:00. The community as a whole arranged a …

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