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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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Illegal sand mining, an ecological negative practice

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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

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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

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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

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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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