Mpumalanga Blog

Problem caused by the mines

Middleburg is a town that is situated in the middle of Nelspruit and Johannesburg. Middleburg has about 94 0000 population and a well known area is  Mhluzi.  Mhluzi was named after Mhluzi river which is known as Olifant River and both supply water to Loskop dam which is were the other […]

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Who Benefits?

Middleburg is popularly known as the home of the stainless steel mainly because it is the highest producer and supplier of stainless steel globally and Columbus Stainless Steel is the core, established in 1957. Columbus as a Joint Venture with Acerinox Steel, a stainless Steel Producer in Spain. Columbus produces about […]

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Living with Mines

This article was written by Brenda Alles was mooi eers in Schongezicht eerste ons het alles gehad wat nodig was. Die naam van die myn is Benicon, is dit geleë in Witbank Voordat die myne begin in ons gebied, ons het ‘n goeie lewe.Ons lewens waar nie in gevaar as […]

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My waste dreams

Dumping site which are illegal around Emalahleni is a big concern especially in Kwaguga Extension.  This is caused by poor municipal waste management service and lack of education in our communities to understand why they should not dump rubbish in the street. Illegal Dump sites are an ongoing problem in my communities […]

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Community Map as a Monitoring tool

The Mpumnalanga second session took place on the 17th and 18th August 2012 in Middleburg.The content of this session was to review dairy wrtiting,  continue with free writing. We also did an mapping exercise.  It is important for commuhities to have a overview of their areas. The mapping exercise is […]

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Highveld Community Monitors( Mpumalanga)

The Mpumalanga Province in particular the Highveld area, contribute significant amount of pollution in South Africa. Communities have been bearing the brunt of coal mines that are just situated next to their houses. There are coal waste dump that causes air pollution, dust and water pollution arises from mine and […]

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