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On going protests in townships against cut off electricity

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Kliptown is a suburb located 25 kilometers south of Johannesburg in Gauteng, South Africa.

Water is becoming scarce, and which fact is starting to have a negative impact on working class people’s health.

Walking through the streets of Palmridge, ext. 10, there is a lot of dumping sites are not  monitored and no one cares about the health of the people who stay close to the heap of rubbish.

The historic Walter Sisulu Square in Kliptown, where the Freedom Charter is located, has been filled with rubble and broken glass since the looting took place in 2021.

On 17 February 2023, Karibu went out to the streets Hillbrow, Johannesburg and surrounding areas, to do a questionnaire.

Residents, traders, and small business owners have been waiting on the City of Johannesburg (COJ) to finally get basic services and cleanups that are required and have been promised to them by former Mayor Herman Mashaba.

In every township, there should be an official dumping site for people to throw away their trash.

“Residents of Klipspruit West ext. 2, whose houses are not far from the stream, had their houses basically filled with water. Adam whose house was also flooded said the water was too much but at least no snakes were detected…”

How Eskom has been treating the end-user is diabolical. People no longer trust the ruling party to find the solution to loadshedding which has continued beyond the promised time. This issue has become social. For people living with chronic diseases…

On 30 November 2022, we visited the Waterpan area under the guidance of the Mining Affected Communities United in Action (MACUA WAMUA Advice Office).

The Central Business District (CBD) of Johannesburg, fondly called the City of Gold, has a huge mass of people from different countries, flowing about within the inner-city.