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The bucket system in Phomolong will never be eradicated

Community Alerts/ by Kholiwe/ Free state/ 10 September 2016   Poor sanitation in Phomolong in the Free state province causes a great deal of unnecessary sickness and death. When human waste is not managed well, it pollutes water, food and soil with germs and leads to diarrhoea and other serious […]

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Unemployment remains a major problem in Nyakallong

Community alerts/Cde Santos- Gubico/Free state/10 September 2016   Unemployment is still a major problem in the community of Nyakallong, this area is just few kilometres North of welkom, free state province. About 300 unemployed people are regularly attending the unemployment forum every Thursday. They go there with a hope of […]

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Sibanye Gold commits to employ unemployed youth every month till end of 2016

Community Monitors Alerts/Itumeleng Klaas and Santos P/GUBICO/Welkom/270616 On the 23rd of June our ground investigative monitors Itumeleng Klaas and Santos Phukuntsi attended a mass meeting organized by Phomolong Unemployment Forum at 10am in Hennenman. While at it, an indication was made that the number of unemployed youth attending weekly meetings […]

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Phomolong, Welkom: Sewage Stream

For over seven years the community of Phomolong has suffered with sewage spills. This takes place just outside the office of the Municipality. At the entrance of Phomolong, a location in the small town of Henneman, twenty minutes outside Welkom, one is welcomed by the unpleasant smell of sewage to […]

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Fraud and Corruption the Cause of Health Crisis

The Free State Health Department is in a crisis. The MEC of Health, Benny Malakoane has been accused of mismanagement, fraud and corruption by community organisations. Community health workers have taken the Department to court claiming unfair dismissal. Residents spoke out about the problems in the health system in a […]

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CSI is this a Lie ?

Mines take a lot out of the community, but do they give anyting back. Mining corporations in South Africa boast that they are giving back to the community by  investing in the developmental projects. From the commnunity we hear about their frustration in getting help from mines for their small […]

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