“Don’t buy your local MPs and Councilors Bottled Water” – Communities Challenged.

“When you are having a local community meeting, desist from buying your local MP or Councilor bottled water and instead give them that same water you drink so that they appreciate the water challenges that you are facing and take your water rights concerns seriously” said Khumbulani Maphosa, MIHR Coordinator while facilitating a water and... Continue Reading →

Community Holds Quarry Mining Company Accountable

The Methodist Village of Hyde Park in peri-urban Bulawayo ward 17 have demanded that an indigenous quarry mine adhere to environmental management standards by implementing the pollution mitigation strategies detailed in their Environmental Impact Assessment Report. Realizing high levels of air and noise pollution by Vukuzenzele Stone Crushers, the Methodist Village Committee approached Matabeleland Institute... Continue Reading →

ST Peters Village Environmental Action Plan Formulated

The St Peters Village Environment Committee has begun formulating the local village environmental action plan to tackle a plethora of environmental problems in the village. Today (Thursday 26 August 2021) Matabeleland Institute for Human Rights (MIHR) trained 15 members of the committee who identified the following as environmental action plan issues: Lack of awareness and... Continue Reading →

Massive Deforestation of Bulawayo Mazwi Nature Reserve

Khami Prison (through officials and inmates) is causing massive deforestation of Bulawayo's Mazwi Nature Reserve and the areas surrounding the prison by chopping down big trees for firewood purposes.A Matabeleland Institute for Human Rights (MIHR) Monitoring Report verified the carnage and established that BCC rangers are turning a blind eye on this whilst local residents... Continue Reading →

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