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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Water shortage in Phokeng

Community Alerts/Boitumelo Mokgatle/Phokeng-Rustenburg/19/09/2018 Phokeng, Masosobane, Mophatong is experiencing access to water challenge. The problem is the daily occurrence and has been happening for the past six years. Authorities have not been communicating the problem to the community adequately. Water tankers sometimes bring water which has dust particles. Water shortage is a critical issue. This affects …

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On the 11 Sep 2018, I went back to the school as a follow-up meeting

Community Alerts/Amogelang Tshabalala-Rustenburg/12/09/2108 Few school teachers and the principal took me to the maths and science lab it was very upsetting. The mine built that lab and the windows have no handles, shelves are being balanced, they gave the school the old tables and chairs, it is very disgusting the way that lab is looking …

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