Limpopo Blog

Fracas Between Local Limpopo Activists and Police

Elton Thobejane/Sekhuneland.Limpopop/ 7thJune2016 Yesterday community of Ga-Mampa village in the Tubatse local municipality in Limpopo found themselves head on with heavily armed police after they went to Mecklenburg local police station to demand that the police remind the man commonly known as Ma-seven, who used to be a community leader, […]

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Maropong Community’s Right to Protest Infringed

Elton Thobejane, Marapong March 15 June 2016 The trend to prevent our communities from exercising constitutional rights by our local municipalities in collusion with the companies is now escalating to all regions of the Limpopo province. Marapong communities and surrounding villages led by the Unemployment Forum in lephalale, Waterberg region […]

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Families in isolation for speaking out against water for mining Company

Elton Thobejane, Sekhukhuneland 21st June 2016 Five families from Ga-Kgwete village, Sekhukhune region in Limpopo province have been put in isolation by the Tubatse municipality of Municipality. They were denied municipal services including water supply and provision of RDPs since 2001.  The families pursued complaints against the Lebalelo Water Association […]

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Open pit mIne creates health problems for Monametse community

Comrade Selowa, Monametse, Sekkhukhuneland, 17th June 2016 The community of  Monametse in Sekhukhuneland, Limpopo,  has the same problem as in Wonderfontein, Mpumlanga  as a result of mining operation especially by Braakfontein Shaft. The mine adds a certain chemical on the road. Because of   fearful spirit of communities they fail to […]

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Life before, during and after mining

How is life next to a mine? How was it before the mine came along? What happens to a community when it is relocated? Who benefits? These are some of the questions that Eric Mokoua and David van Wyk, BMF researchers, are currently investigating in Limpopo in co-operation with the community of […]

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Maila Mapitsane Village By Molamo Ngwaketsi Essseu

Maila Mapitsane played a key role during the apartheid era .It is a village where by comrades used to hold meetings at. Those meetings were held at Dipping section (Thabaneng ya dikgaka). It is a section that surrounded by two rivers without any proper access bridges. We the people of […]

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