Delivery of Jojo and Taps

A 10 000 lt JoJo water tank was delivered, 6 extra taps were installed and the Randfontein local municipality has committed to fill up the tank once every week. This already is a big improvement for these residents as the water will be of great benefit to their health.

A Zozo was erected as a distribution point and a medical examining room for volunteer doctors who will visit the sight on a regular basis tending to the people’s needs. This time though the team of doctors made their rounds, shack by shack examining and diagnosing their patients. From having no medical attention at all, to a team of doctors at your door, one can only imagine the sense of hope this community had, that their prayers have finally been answered.

A group of female volunteers also stepped in, bathing the children, washing the dust away and with that temporarily washing the reality of poverty away too. Everyone got to enjoy a wholesome meal.

  • JoJo Water Tank
  • Installation of 6 Extra Taps
  • Zozo
  • Meal for 1000 People
Total Project Value: R120 300.00
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Randfontein Dump Residents: Africa Day dare not fail them

The tragedy in Verdwaal, North West, where four children walked 10km in search of their mother and food and DIED of starvation happened just a few months ago.  This incident led to the discovery of a huge rural community living the pangs of hunger daily.

Then came the Aurora Mines saga of opportunism and injustice; profits before people and capitalism before compassion.  The result: hungry miners
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GOTG First Distribution to Randfontein's Residents

The stench of the dump filled the air but no-one seemed to noticed as some of the residents have been living there for up to 12 years. There were heaps of plastic bottles which would later be traded for money, this for some being the only source of income. It's not just South Africans living in these poor and unacceptable conditions, but Foreign Nationals too.

Water and sanitation is one of the biggest problems faced. One tap serves a community of over 1000 households and one has to be up by 4am in order to retrieve that water. There's no wonder people are falling ill all the time and what's worse is that they need to scratch in the dump for food before taking their medication. These people are suffering and feel like they are forgotten.

As the GOTG team connected with these people, listening to the horrific things they have to do to survive, it's clear that an intervention is needed. Although we arrived with 400 blankets, we promised to erect a jojo tank and install more taps. We will also commence a feeding scheme on a weekly basis.

Total Project Value: R20 000.00

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