Residents say NO to mining in Roodepoort

Holding microphone, Ward 84 Councillor Gert Niemand at the anti-mining meeting. Photo: Lungi Ndimande.

 

If you are against the open cast mining proposed by West Wits Mining in Roodepoort, you have an opportunity to take part in a petition.

The community of Roodepoort stands together as they are opposing the West Wits Mining Company’s application. The mining company has applied to get a 30-year mining rights licence in Roodepoort from the Department of Minerals. The mining is proposed to operate in parts of Florida Park, Hamberg, Georginia, Creswell Park, Roodepoort CBD, Matholesville and Witpoortjie.

Map showing where the mining will take place. Photo: Lungi Ndimande.

Read the initial article here: Mining contract applied for on Albertina Sisulu/ Main Reef Road

The company’s intention is to construct a open cast mine. Should the Department of Minerals grant them the approval, they will be mining gold, silver, sandstone and aggregate.

Community members say that the mining company is a financially driven project and the residents have a lot more at stake, including social and economic disruption, pollution, and the health of both humans and animals.

To take part in the petition visit http://www.georginiasrf.co.za, or use the following link

https://www.gopetition.com/petitions/cfgh-residents-petition-against-open-cast-mining-by-west-wits-mining-mlb-pty-ltd.html.

Do you perhaps have more information pertaining to this story? Email us at [email protected] (remember to include your contact details) or phone us on 011 955 1130.

For free daily local news on the West Rand, also visit our sister newspaper websites 

Randfontein Herald

Krugersdorp News 

Get It Joburg West Magazine

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  AUTHOR
Lungi Ndimande
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