Rustenburg Blog

The Mining community tour

Phindile NgobeniMarikana group fiveNorth West20 November 2021 On the 17 November .After rustenburg tour was organised by benchmarks foundation staff Brown, David and Chris. I interviewed a man who used to own a building material at RDP marikana. I asked him why he closed it, he said after marikana strike […]

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Impala expansion

Tumi MokgatlePhokeng VillageRustenburg Local MunicipalityNorth West Province31 October 2021 Impala recently announced that they are negotiating with Royal Bafokeng Platinum which is supposedly owned by black owned company called Royal Bafokeng Holdings which is the investment wing of the Bafokeng community. The announcement comes as a shock to my community […]

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Covid 19’s absence during party campaigns

Tumi MokgatlePhokeng VillageRustenburg Local MunicipalityNorth West Province31 October 2021 Covid 19 virus seems to be forgotten as political parties race for the last time provided to campaign. The past two weeks of October has seen various forms of campaigning from parties to get votes As they campaign they have forgotten […]

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Fierce Local election contest

Kgang MolokoPhokeng villageRustenburg Local Municipality30 October 2021 Election time. The contest of local elections in the village is fierce and more competitive than ever before and it is evident in all Rustenburg Local Municipality wards.There are new community based political organizations and an Increase in independent candidates registered with IEC. […]

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Local taverns not adhering to the rules

Christinah MogobyeSefikile village Moses Kotane Local Municipality29- October- 2021 While I was still addressing the issue of tavern owners for not adhering to Covid-19 precautions, we now have a problem of them allowing patrons to enter the tavern carrying weapons. Two men got into a fight that led to death. […]

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27/10/2021Kgothatso HumaThekwaneRustenburg Local MunicipalityNorth West Tailings Transportation AirPollution A certain company has been appointed to transport the Platinum Tailings from one point to another. The problem is that there are speed bumps which forces the trucks to stop and the bumpy ride causes the tailing to fall on the ground. […]

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Lack of water in Phoane section

28/09/2021Buti BotopelaIkemeleng KroondalRustenburg Local MunicipalityNorth West Since new development of water taps installation on 02/06/2020 in Phoane section, the community never rest because the taps were never used to date and many still buy water from bakkies moving around their community and some travel to ikemeleng community to fetch water. […]

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Incompetent workers

Buti BotopelaIkemeleng, kroondalRustenburg local municipality Unprofessional lifeline teams to test Hiv in ikemeleng community. Ikemeleng community is an informal settlement made up by tobacco farmers and mine workers mine workers who opted for living allowance instead of hostel accommodation over the 60 years ago The settlement is located +-7km outside […]

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Abuse of right to choose

Kgang MolokoPhokeng villageRustenburg Local MunicipalityNorth West province29 September 2021 Decayingtaxibusiness Taxi Industry in our village has taken a nose dive and we see the owners and drivers taking measures to protect their businesses.The industry is now infringing on community’s right to choose,we have seen growing situations of taxi drivers and […]

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Burning of household waste.

Steven RamokhulaIkemeleng KroondalRustenburg local municipality 29 /09 /2021 Ikemeleng as an informal settlement has never had municipal services ever since it came into existence. The community is located in the middle of five mining houses named Sibanye Stillwater, Samancor western chrome mine, Glencore,Lanxess platinum and Anglo American Platinum. It is […]

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