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Mt Frere Culture Clash

This was a tribal dance in the community of Ntsizwa in Mt Frere in December 2018 where there was a problem , the other village protested against it saying it is disturbing them and making a lot of…

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Empowering communities to tell their stories bears fruits

  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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Diamond workers staying in squalid conditions

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.

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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Teacher shot dead in full view of commuters

 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

> 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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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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