Month: 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, 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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Coal mining threatens the community of Vosman

Coal mining threatens the community of Vosman By Susan Moraba, Mpumalanga Action Monitors RDP house cracked by mine blasts Vosman eMalahleni Vosman in Emalahleni is an informal settlement area with Reconstruction and Development Programme (RDP) houses built for…

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Abahlali baseMjondolo condemns xenophobia

Abahlali baseMjondolo Press Statement Abahlali baseMjondolo condemns xenophobia Umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu (A person is a person through/because of other people) Unyawo alunampumlo (A person is a person whenever and wherever they find themselves) These are African proverbs that…

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