Empowering communities to tell their stories bears fruits

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  By Thokozile Mntambo   Government intervention is vital for waste industry https://ubumbanovoice.com/2018/11/governments-intervention-vital-in-the-waste-industry/ 2018.11.07   On the 7th of November I had an interview with Jozi FM where i aired my views on the significance of informal recycling…

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Land degradation worrying the Penhalonga community

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Press release                                                                                     4 December 2018 Penhalonga community devastated by land degradation Land degradation, food insecurity and water pollution in the Mutare river has led to loss of animal and human life in the gold mining village of…

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Diamond workers staying in squalid conditions

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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   the company’s profile. ZCDC, a diamond mining company is well…

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Thulani Snake Park community speaks out about xenophobic attacks.

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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

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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

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Press release                                                                                     17 October 2018 Digital activism key to galvanising communities “Cellphones have become a critical tool to change lives in communities.”This was highlighted by community activists at the launch of the Ubumbano Voice Community Project in…

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Teacher shot dead in full view of commuters

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 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 Council’ source, the…

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Artisanal small scale mining providing a buffer from livelihood shocks

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> 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 the country’s deteriorating economy. According to him poverty…

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Press release 26 September 2018

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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,…

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Arda Transau relocation, a tale of the resource curse

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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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