Coal miners listen as US Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign event at the American Energy Corporation in Beallsville, Ohio, August 14, 2012. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages)
Non-profit organisation Corruption Watch is investigating maladministration of mining royalites on communities in the Bakwena ba Mogopa region.

Corruptiom Watch will visit the communities next week as part of the project to research and understand the impact of the possibility of maladministration of mining royalties on communities in the region, and to identify the gaps in the legislative and policy frameworks that adversely affect the processes.

The aim is to evaluate the main challenges facing these communities who are looking for accountability and transparency over the administration of community royalties, and the problems around the access to key information such as resolutions and financial documents.

The key component in this project is comprehensive community engagement with the people of Bakwena ba Mogopa.

The scope of the project requires a high level of participation from all levels of the community in order to achieve the expected outcomes and fully appreciate the information given.

The following meetings have been arranged:

  • Bethanie Kgotla – 13 November 2017
  • Hebron Kgotla – 14 November 2017
  • Jericho Kgotla – 15 November 2017
  • Makolokwe Main Hall/ Kgotla – 16 November 2017
  • Pachsdraai Main Hall/ Kgotla – 17 November 2017

The proceedings will take place all week from 10h00 -15h30.