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Blasting problems resulting in damages

Community Alerts, Florence Mohlala, Mpumalanga, Emalahleni, Phola, 2019/08/18

Blasting is the most main problem in our community.Blasting is caused by the Mine.We are surrounded by many mines namely:Zuma mine, Ogies fontein mine,khuthala mine,Andru mine,Tau mine and South 32 klipspruit mine and they are under ground mines only Zibulo mine is an opencast.We the people of Phola and Ogies are highly affected,from babies to adults and the disabled.When the mine blast there comes a huge dust and it goes straight to the community and the earth heavily shaken and causes health trauma.Children will always shaking when the mine blast.The problem take place daily.The long term solution of this problem is for the mine to set time or notify the community or use alternative methods of blasting.The possible solution to solve the problem is to go to the mine and talk with them to use other means of blasting.
By Florence