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Training for CBOs in the Olifant Catchment

Community alerts/ Mmathapelo Thobejane/ Ditoebeleng /09/06/2018, 14:00]

On 03-8 June change Practice Course participants from the areas staying next to the olifant catchment  attended  a module 4 course from Rhodes University at Struwig game lodge  in Phalaborwa  (lower olifant catchment)

The module was based on the cases that participants have on water quality, pollution, volume  and poor food quality in the areas affected by mines along the Olifant river. KULISA (Witbank), SEJN-Sekhukhune Environmental Justice Network (Burgersfort),ITY-ITumeleng Youth Project  (Steelpoort), KHULUMANI (Groblesdaal) SEJA- Social and Environmental Justice in Action  ( Witbank) the organisation who took part in this module. This was the best learning for CBOs  AWARD -Association for Water and Rural.

1.Development  had a session were they educate us on the water quality affects on the catchment, where to look for trouble when experiencing the water quality and diseases that comes along with the poor water quality courses by the chemicals that might be found in water and how to read the water test results by using SANS 241:1999, physical, organoleptic and chemical.

  1. Process on engaging local government as Civil society/CBOs and the importance of taking part in public participation meetings.
  2. How to build our community network, focusing in how to report, Budget and drafting Agreements of our networks.
  3. How to connect with the mother earth and connect with our self.


Thanks  to AWARD, Rhodes University , EMG for making this effort and support Activist in the Olifant catchment. ✊🏿✊🏿

Story by : Mmathapelo Thobejane