Replacing an informal settlement with another

Community Alerts/ Rapule Moiloa/Diepkloof-Soweto/14/07/18   13-07-2018 Motswaledi informal settlement started with a few shacks and more and more shacks filled the place behind Chris Hani hospital. These happened because many people came from different parts of the country to come settle in Gauteng and many found themselves homes at those shacks. Later in the years …

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Grazing land the greatest problem

Community Alerts/Rapule Moiloa/Diepkllof-Soweto/12/07/18 (I took these pics on the 10th of July 2018 from Mahikeng in the Northwest in Ventersdorp) If the government departments like the department of environmental, planning and monitoring, agriculture land were supporting the local farmers in Soweto and other places were communities are affected by mines by finding a good place …

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The Youth in Community Cooperation of Thulani Snake Park took an initiative in a Swamp!!

Community Alerts/Thokozile Mntambo/Snake Park-Soweto/12/07/18 Since from march 2018 I interviewed the ward councillor for development of sports and arts and culture at Snake park about the children who are swimming in the evaporation ponds. The department has not made any action until today. The concerned youth of Snake Park has taken an initiative by cleaning a …

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Dispute over land

Community Alerts/Rapule Moiloa/Diepkloof-Soweto/12/07018 The community of Diepkloof is tired of being fed lies and more lies regarding houses since 1996 as registrations were done. It’s been 24 years waiting and today a meeting was held at extreme park in Diepkloof Zone5 to hear from the delegation that went to human settlement department for answers since …

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Replacing a problem with another problem

Community Alerts/Rapule Moiloa/Diepkloof-Soweto/07/07/18 Residents of Diepkloof both Mogase view and old houses residents complain about the electricity that goes off every evening. These begun when Eskom introduced a new mini substation that cost a lot of money instead of servicing the ones that had no problem with the new mini substation. The community is affected because …

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Riverlea Johannesburg Extension three residents disconnecting illegal wiring in their area

Community Alerts/Dawn Anderson/Riverlia-Soweto/02/07/18 VID-20180715-WA0005 Riverlea Johannesburg Extension 3 residents are frustrated with nearby informal settlement Zamimpilo shack dwellers because they have illegal water and electricity connection from nearby community erected. The community are fearing their safety many are moving, the informal settlement is expanding. The residents of Extension 3 are grieved that they have to pay …

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Message received from our councillor Basil Douglas Ward 68

Community Alerts/Dawn Andrews/Riverlea-Soweto/26/06/18 Riverlea Johannesburg extension two known as Horseshoe are concerned about the informal settlement Zamimpilo not far away from them is growing and homes are up for sale. They are also questioning the toilets that are being removed but the councillor assured residents that they are erecting toilets that flush in containers 6 per container, his words. By Dawn Andrews

Community clean up streets due to Johannesburg Road Agency’s poor service delivery

Community Alerts/Thokozile Mntambo/SnakePark-Soweto/23/06/2018 The JRA  ( Johannesburg Road Agency) it is responsible for road, construction and maintenance. But it has failed the community of Snake park with poor service delivery. The Councillor and the youth of Snake park volunteered to clean the streets . they call it ” Siyaqhuba campaign “. By Thokozile Mntambo