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Mining benefits to communities: Will it ever happen?

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On Friday, President Cyril Ramaphosa said that the launch of the nuGen hydrogen powered truck is a remarkable milestone which will lead to the creation of new industries in South Africa and an economy that is more sustainable. He was speaking at the Mogalakwena PGM mine in Mokopane, Limpopo where the launch was happening and one of the things he said is that communities and mine employees won’t be left out in terms of benefitting. Well, over the years, we’ve seen how mining communities have been complaining that they benefit nothing from mines in their area. How then should we interpret what the president is saying? If you are in a mining area, should you be happy at what the President is saying? T

Guest: Raserola Mashamaite – Chair of the Marikana Youth Development Organisation

Guest: Mathapelo Thobejane – Longtime mining community activist in Limpopo and the Bench Mark’s Foundation’s monitor on the ground (She will be speaking from the Mining Indaba)

Guest: Margaret Molomo Community leader of the Mogalakwena Mining Community

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