Community Alerts/ Joe Mashilo/ Klerksdorp-North West/ 10 September 2016
The construction of the swimming pool for the community of kanana by the Anglo gold Ashanti is in process. The unemployed youth of this community said it mouth full that they can’t eat parks, swimming pools, ect. I speaking to two young people today next to a place the swimming pool were the swimming pool is being built, one of them said, this kind of developments should have taken place twenty years ago, now is the time for the Anglo gold to invest more in education and job creation. The unemployment levels are very high in kanana despite rich in mineral resources. The unemployed forum argues that the swimming pool will not create jobs as it will be managed by the municipality. The youth in kanana support any development which which will create employment and alleviate suffering. At the moment the current projects by the Anglo gold Ashanti, such as soup kitchen, swimming pool do not create sustainable jobs.