Siza

In 2008 members of the Ward Committee of Siza squatter camp, also known as Popo Molefe Village invited Tsholofelo Community to help them in running a small créche. Public meetings were arranged with the Siza community and discussions held over a period of 6 months. During this time prejudices were broken down and trust built up, until eventually the committee accepted Tsholofelo Community members were not intent on exploiting them or their situation. On a certain Sunday during one of these public meetings, a cry went up ‘a se hambeni’ let us go, and amidst singing and ululation the crowd processed to an open piece of land which the leaders had designated as the site for development projects. The site was fenced and a number of shipping containers purchased and refurbished to serve as a Primary health care clinic and home based care and HIV/Aids centre, crèche for 3-6 yr olds, adult literacy and numeracy training centre, catering and sewing and carpentry skills.

Our experience here and in other centres is very fluctuating and vunerable to social upheavals such as the strikes at the platinum mines in 2012. Read the News

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