5 June 2020
Houses built by a local based company, Bora Mining Services.
Ba-Phalaborwa Municipality led by the Mayor,Cllr Merriam Malatji in Partnership with Bora Mining Services, Mopani District Municipality Mayor, Cllr Pule Shayi together with CoGHSTA MEC Basikopo Makamu handed over two houses to underprivileged families today, Friday, June 5.
The MEC handed over a house to the Sefale family in Lulekani before proceeding to Maseke village where he officially handed over another house to the Moyagi families.
During her welcoming remarks, Ba-Phalaborwa Mayor, Cllr Merriam Malatji lauded Bora Mining Services for restoring the dignity of these two destitute families. “The Moyagi family as well as Mme Sefale will have their dignity restored through this valuable contribution. For these families, this will be a stepping stone towards a better quality of life, not only for them but also for their generations to come” she said.
Meanwhile, the Executive Mayor of Mopani District Municipality,Cllr Pule Shayi has also pledged to buy furniture for these two families.
MEC Makamu has appealed to the families to take care of their houses and not “rent it out” to make money.
He also applauded Bora Mining Services for building the two houses, and said that more businesses should partner with government to reduce the housing backlog. Rosinah Sefala said that she is grateful for the house.
She told the MEC that previously she would sleep at her neighbour’s house, just so her sons can share the one-roomed house. Her eldest son who is 25 years also said that he was relieved that his mother will be able to sleep at the comfort of her home.
The event was attended by Ba-Phalaborwa Chief Whip of Council, Cllr Didodo Rapatsa, Municipal Manager, Mme Maite Moakamela, Ward 10 Cllr Sinah Shayi, Ward 14 Cllr Mokoena, Mr Onnie Rammalo from Maphutha L Malatji, Mr Abby Ledwaba from Palabora Copper and Director for Bora Mining Services Mr Enock Mathebula.
1st January 2020
Ba-Phalaborwa Local Municipality Mayor, Cllr Merriam Malatji flanked by the Chief Whip Cllr Didodo Rapatsa visited Maphutha L Malatji this morning to welcome new born babies into the new year 2020. Speaking during the hand over of gifts, the Mayor said she is very pleased with the work done by the hospital to serve people’s lives. She also encouraged them to continue with the good work.The Mayor has also sent her heartfelt gratitude to Bora Mining Services for supporting this initiative.Furthermore, Bora Mining Services Director, Enock Mathebula, said they have set aside R130 000 in the year 2020 wherein they will partner with the Municipality for community development in Phalaborwa Communities.