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Fight for fresh air.  Community Vs Mine

Community Alerts/ Gilbert Moela/Limpopo/19 May 2017

This is a mine ventilation system that is situated right in the middle of the community of Monametse and nar a community church.  The ventilation system is used to clean out the underground toxic air which is caused by daily blasting activities to allow the mine employees to breathe fresh air. The air is then transferred out of the mine through this system up into the surface exposing the poor citizens to polluted air. With the little knowledge we have we are made to believe that is used to take fresh air downwards the mine shaft but the truth of the matter is when one passes in front of the ventilation system it’s clear that the air is not going but coming out. By Gilbert Moela