BLBA resolves to oppose RBN planned prepaid water meter system

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A number of communities from around Rustenburg convened under the Bafokeng Land Buyers’ Association ‘(BLBA’) for their annual general meeting this past Sunday.

The communities raised a concern about the Royal Bafokeng Nation’s planned installation of prepaid water meter systems in their villages. The meeting mandated the BLBA to amongst others, write a letter of complaint opposing the plan.

The communities argue that their underground water is dewatered and or contaminated by mining companies operating in their villages, and that the mines had committed to compensate communities for the damage. Such compensation to come in the form of free water provision for the affected villages.

Communities also committed to resist unlawful evictions carried out by the RBN in their villages.

BLBA shall further establish a membership system in time for their next annual general meeting.

The Executive Committee presented their annual reports and action plans for next year. The Association’s next general meeting shall be held at Kgale, Phokeng.

Find the organisational report here: BLBA 2016 Organisational Report

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