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Mining retrenchments loom

Mining communities in Marikana have been left feeling anxious following the announcement that thousands of jobs are at risk as Sibanye-Stillwater plans to restructure its operations. Source:...

N4 toll plaza upgrades begin this month

  Upgrades at toll plazas along the N4 at Marikana and Brits will begin this month. The roadworks will see the addition of two lanes at both plazas, one in each direction. These upgrades are part of a R160 million project undertaken by the...
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R1,3 billion boosts infrastructure in mining towns

Approximately R1,3 billion was spent on infrastructure for residents in small mining towns in 2016 following the 2012 Marikana tragedy. President Jacob Zuma said that funds given to the affected communities was an attempt to aid these residents in...

Housing plan for mining towns

The Portfolio Committee on Human Settlements has welcomed plans to address the housing challenges faced by people living in the country’s mining towns. Human Settlement’s chief director, Julie Bayat, informed the committee that the...

Battle for control over Tlokwe municipality continues

Residents of Marikana informal settlement near Potchefstroom say they are feeling neglected, that is as the battle for control over Tlokwe municipality continues. Thousands of people took to the streets on Friday to demand that embattled mayor...