Madibana Land Buyers prepare for court case

Kennedy PholoseThekwana/Rustenburg/310817 Madibana Land buyers Committee in Thekwana, Rustenburg met to discuss the heads of arguments and transport preparations for the 999 land appeal case in Mafikeng High Court on the 08/09/17 the Meeting was held yesterday afternoon on the 30th August at Thekwana The Madibana Landbuyers with community members appeal their case arguing that …

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Community leaders unite to engage the mining companies in their communities

Community Alerts/Kennedy Phalose/Thekwane-Rustenburg/27 July 2017   At the beginning of June 2017, local mining host community leaders from Swartklip to Majakaneng met and formed Greater Local Mining Communities Business Forum to act against community exploitation by mining houses(Anglo American, Sibanye, Lanxess, Glencore,Tharisa, Lonmin, Samancor and the government. They marched to Chamber of Mines offices, Department …

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Never “Mined” Health Effects

Community Alerts/ Olebogeng Motene/Chaneng-Rustenburg/27 July 2017 Bua mining Communities a regional organization working with 15+ villages within the BOJANALA district in North West is launching a study report with the Bench Marks Foundation called Never “Mined” Health Effects. A community survey of the state of clinics near mining communities in Rustenburg local municipalities. The survey …

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Lonmin unfulfilled promises.     

Community Alerts/Abbey Mafate/Bapong-Rustenburg/23 July 2017 The Bapong Youth is at it again with distraction, Lonmin,  Bapo-Trans buses, tracks companies and working class feeling the punch as the streets go ablaze. An unknown source reported that a head-miner from Lonmin recently came to address the Bapo masses regarding contracts that Lonmin had apparently issued out. There …

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Chaneng clinic operated with two professional nurses

Community Alerts/Collen Raphata/Chaneng-Rustenburg/18 July 2017 Chaneng clinic is in North west province of South Africa 35 km from Rustenburg and in Chaneng village serves four villages which are Mafenya, Chaneng, Robega and Rasimone(Macharora) I have interviewed one of the nurses who is currently working at this clinic, the nurse wishes to remain anonymous to protect …

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An 87 year old man harassed by Royal Bafokeng Land Unit Security officers

Community Alerts/ Kennedy Phalose/Thekwane-Rustenburg/17 July 2017 Since the beginning of July Royal Bafokeg Land Unit security has been harassing 87 year old resident of Madibana Community in Thekwana, Rustenburg. Mr Tobias Maroale gave his daughter money to register a business certificate with CIPC and Tax clearance with SARS. After that he took his saving and …

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Maseve mine shuts down operations to develop a new mining plan and leaves over a 1000 employees with questions of what the future holds for them

Community Alerts/Collen Raphata/Chaneng-Rustenburg/10 July 2017 The Maseve mine which is about 35km North of Rustenburg near four villages (Chaneng, Robega,Mafenya,Rasimone) South Africa North west province which is Platinum Group Metals(PTM) and a Toronto mining company. The operations have been shut down but it’s said to be for four months because the company is working on …

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