Diamond workers staying in squalid conditions

The houses made of timber accommodating ZCDC workers in Chimanimani  By Cosmas Sunguro The workers of Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) in Manicaland are living in squalid conditions with the sight of most housing blocks not positively portraying …

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Thulani Snake Park community speaks out about xenophobic attacks.

By Thokozile Mntambo Thulani is a community in South Africa with a population of 43000 and over 134 foreign nationals whose majority are shop owners around the area. Since 2014 there have been xenophobic attacks around the area…

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Government’s intervention vital in the waste industry

Press release                                                                                     November 2018 Government’s intervention vital in the waste industry Community activists are calling for government to intervene in the waste pickers industry. The community of Thulani Snake Park informal settlement in Soweto wants the government…

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Digital activism key to galvanising communities

Cliff Shiko a reporter with Alex FM stresses a point during the Act Ubumbano launch Press release                                                                                     17 October 2018 Digital activism key to galvanising communities “Cellphones have become a critical tool to change lives in communities.”This…

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Teacher shot dead in full view of commuters

The deceased teacher   Update from KwaZulu Natal Christian Council Unidentified armed men opened indiscriminate gun firing at Port Shepstone taxi rank on the 10th of October 2018 resulting in the death of a teacher. According to a KwaZulu Natal Christian…

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Artisanal small scale mining providing a buffer from livelihood shocks

> Penhalonga has suddenly become a hive of activity By Llloyd Sesemani Like many young unemployed youths,23year old Talent Mutepfa from Tsvingwe surburb has joined several people participating in the Manicaland gold rush in a bid to survive…

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Press release 26 September 2018

Arda Transau relocation, a tale of the resource curse   Drug abuse, commercial sex work, domestic violence and family disintegration are some of the social ills that remain embedded in most rural communities. Villagers residing in Arda Transau,…

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Arda Transau relocation, a tale of the resource curse

Drug abuse, commercial sex work, domestic violence and family disintegration are some of the social ills that remain embedded in most rural communities. Villagers residing in Arda Transau, a state owned farm turned residential area for people displaced…

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Illegal sand mining, an ecological negative practice

By Booker Menzva Illegal sand mining in the Kruger to Canyons biosphere is depleting the rivers ecosystem adversely affecting the livelihoods of communities who live around and depend on the rivers. Miners are leaving deep holes that fill…

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Making a living picking waste

Community Alerts By Thokozile Mntambo   Living in a community that is contaminated by mine waste radioactivity is not easy for the people of Thulani Snake park informal settlement in Soweto. People around the area are now making…

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