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On going protests in townships against cut off electricity

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On 13 and 14 August 2020, different groups of Community Healthcare Workers (CHWs) were taken in for training for the new HIV self-screening and testing tools which took place at Bekkersdal Clinic, Westonaria on the Westrand of Johannesburg…

Tensions flared up in Muvhango Extension Bophelong (a township near Vanderbijlpark, south of Gauteng) recently resulting in an Emfuleni Local Municipality (ELM) electricity team of workers fleeing the area…

Rethabiseng, Proper Section (East of Pretoria) residents have had a water crisis since April 2020. Residents have to go to another section to get water or run after the water tank, and if you don’t have a wheel borrow it’s hard to collect water…

Community development workers and community stakeholders in Muvhango Ward 6, Bophelong (a township near Vanderbijlpark, south of Gauteng) were supposed to give 1000 food parcels to the needy…

… the Muvhango community in Bophelong (a township near Vanderbijlpark, south of Gauteng) cleaned up a catchpit in their area, led by a young man named Moshe Ngidi* (not his real name)…

The WRC study also states that “over 45% of the Gauteng population is living asymptomatic with the virus, as traces have shown from what has been picked up [in wastewater] by the sampling tests thus far”…

On 18 August, an organisation called Anova Health Institute visited the Palm Springs landfill site to provide voluntary HIV/AIDS testing for drug addicts that live around the area…

Residents who stay in an informal settlement next to Doornkop Ext 4 (Soweto) were marching and protesting against electricity cut-offs…

“The house had its power cut because of a massive water bill. The bill is estimated around R113 000. To force Hadebe to pay; the authorities have resorted to the strategy of cutting off electricity supply to the yard. Hadebe…”

“We see she hasn’t learned her lesson, she still wants to learn the hard way”, said Terence Kungoane. The community previously organised a protest where one person poured dirt and a bucket full of human waste into the councilors house….”

“Since the beginning of the lockdown in South Africa, while the main issue is the pandemic, there has been a buzz around the food crisis. This has made the government initiate things such as the Social Relief of Distress Grant…”

“In Rethabiseng, there is a lot of development that needs to be done. Many of the leaders have failed the community; and there are claims of corruption with regards to the provision of toilets and other social services…”