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Our heritage side destroyed

Community alerts/Katlego Makgopa/Ga-Makgopa/18-10-2018, 12:19 PM]

Ga-Makgopa village is a community based in Sekhukhune fetakgomo Tubatse municipality. The community was a very traditional village where initiation school for woman and man was taking place in every four year. the community had initiation school for woman and man from different villages coming here to initiate their kids.


Its been 16 years since 2002 now that those initiations stop due to the heritage side that has been destroyed by Twickenham building a plant on that land. On the very same place that initiation took place there was a stream called kgodiopong where they used that stream to bath children in the initiation school but that stream is also destroyed and now our culture, our tradition is taken away from us.


Since then there is no more initiation taking place at this village, because of the Twickenham mine plant being build on that land destroying the peoples heritage side.


Now there is no more running water and the place is fenced and also destroyed by the illegal mining, mining the place that heard to be having lots of minerals.


This mining companies are destroying us and our cultures and tradition


Story by Katlego Malesa