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  The Times newspaper dated Friday 21 September 2007
DESPERATE MEASURES: Many people from Eldorado Park, south-west of Johannesburg, make a living out of scavenging from a Soweto garbage dump.
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  News from Daily Sun newspaper dated Thursday 26 July 2007
Protest Turns Ugly!
26 July 2007
By Metlholo Moema
 
     
 
 
     
 
IT WAS a war!
Protesters threw stones at cops . . . and cops fired rubber bullets at protesters yesterday.

Parts of Mamelodi, outside Tshwane, looked Iike a battlefield. Once again, the issues were land, housing and broken promises.

   
About 2000 residents of Naledi Extension in Mamelodi West gathered in front of the City of Tshwane municipal offices.

The protesters said they have been waiting for land and houses for almost 1O years!
Two police vehicles were , damaged by stones in the up roar that followed. One protester was hurt by a police rubber bullet.

"We are here to demand services from the municipality! we have been promised land and houses since 1998" said residents' spokesman Rabasotho Masupa.

   
"We want officials to tell us when their promises are going to be kept.

"We have had several meetings with the municipality and that also led to nothing. We handed over a petition on 19 June and until today, we have not heard a thing. If that is the attitude of the municipality, we cannot tolerate it any more!"

Louisa Monsweni said she applied for an RDP house in 1996. "I kept on returning to the municipality to enquire. At first they said I didn't qualify because I earn too much money. So I went to get a loan and they said I earned too little!"

Louisa claimed illegal residents are living in some RDP houses. South African National Civic Organisation chairman Bomba Baloyi said they are experiencing a serious problem with the municipality. "they are overcharging us and RDP houses are only given to people who have registered recently. People who registered in the 1990s are still homeless," he said, Inspector Paul Ramoloka said the protest was illegal.

"Three protesters were arrested and charged with public violence."

   
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News from the Sowetan newspaper dated 2nd May 2007
Virus ravages villages
02 May 2007
Boitumelo Tshehle

 
     
 
Dire straits: Tlokweng’s residents march to mark the end of Health Month. North West MEC for health Nomonde Rasmeni visited the area to celebrate World Health Day on Monday. Photo: Boitumelo Tshehle

Nearly 3 out of every 4 Tlokweng residents are HIV-positive.

About 70percent of Tlokweng residents, near Rustenburg, are HIV-positive.

Ward 21 councillor, Sipho Vava, yesterday said this after North West’s MEC for health, Nomonde Rasmeni, visited the area to celebrate World Health Day on Monday.

Vava said living in Tlokweng was a challenge.

Even children as young as 15 were affected by the disease.

Vava, however, is more concerned about the orphans that will result from the Aids epidemic.

“People here are dying and we have only one clinic that operates 24 hours,” he said.

Tlokweng consists of two small villages, Vrede and Sesibiswe.

He said people of Sesibiswe walk about 10km to the clinic.

“Most of these people are from the farms and they are not educated and are very poor. They have no education about HIV and Aids. This could be contributing to the high number of people who are positive in this village,” said Vava.

He said 63 people were diagnosed with the disease in June last year at Vrede clinic, and most of them were between the ages of 34 and 40. Of this number, two were pregnant women.

Prostitution is also said to be contributing to the problem.

“We have our young people who go and sell their bodies on the Botswana road.

“We are next to the border, so trucks that avoid paying the tollgate fee pass through Tlokweng.”

He said he was also worried about youths in the area who had resorted to abusing drugs.

Taverns are more than food stores in this area.

Vava said he had asked Moses Kotane Local Municipality to help solve the problem of unemployed youths, most of whom lacked skills.

In her speech, Rasmeni said: “We want to leave a message in this village that suggests that our department is fully behind you and will do everything possible to address your health related challenges.”

 
 

 

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