In The Media

CITY PRESS: Rooigrond the Forgotten Village (August 5, 2012)

“For the past six years, this community of about 500 households has been in limbo, resisting eviction by the Mahikeng Municipality.”  Read full article here


TIMES LIVE: The World in the Palm of My Hand (June 10, 2012)

“It is easy to miss Rooigrond – just another group of shacks dotted along the potholed road to Mahikeng in North West. The electric fence of the prison on the other side of the road is more likely to catch your eye, or maybe you will notice the trucks and bulldozers digging up red earth as they build a new psychiatric hospital.”  Read full article here


PLATINUM WEEKLY: Letter to the Editor (January 13, 2012)

“After years of being threatened with eviction, protests and bad service delivery, the local government is now willing to discuss the water crisis, housing delivery and other basic services with the community members of Rooigrond. We need the details publicised to ensure that leaders are held accountable and that whatever the outcome it cannot be reneged by virtue of being in the public sphere” Read full article here


THE NEW AGE:  Rooigrond People Take on Premier (December 12, 2011)

“The Rooigrond informal settlement community is planning a march to Premier Thandi Modise’s office later this week to protest against inaction by authorities on its plight” Read full article here


THE NEW AGE: Waiting for the Promised Land (November 17, 2011)

“An informal settlement community near Mafikeng has demanded that government set aside its plan to evict them and instead start delivering services. The Rooigrond community, about 10km outside Mafikeng, has been in limbo since 2006 when the Mafikeng local municipality allegedly voiced its intention to evict the residents from their present settlement” Read full article here

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