No waste collection and explosive cartridges on the streets. (extract from Rustenburg Review 2011)
Dumping not regulated, no waste collection by municipality and domestic waste spilling up- this adds up to the risks of an ill health community.
Waste is dumped along river banks and contaminates water. Waste is also burned and this results in increased green house gases that thickens the earth’s blanket, does increase temperatures which is global warming.
Cartridges of explosive on the streets
After a thunder storm disaster in the RDP settlement the road was built in the community with rocks from the mine dumps. The rocks were crushed for road surfacing. The community is now discovering the explosives cartridges which can be risky to residents if they can detonate. In addition to this the chemicals used to manufacture these explosives could be dangerous.