MARIKANA- Economic migrants who have relocated to the province’s mining towns in the North West claim that the poor governance they fled from has followed them there.
Diverse racial groups from all over South Africa congregate in places like Marikana, Maditlokwa and Nkaneng.
People can only cast ballots where they are registered, according to the electoral commission, but many voters who have moved have n’t bothered to update their information.
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One village in the North West is identified as Nkaneng on official government records, but locals refer to it as eNkanini.
True to its name, which roughly translates to “place of defiance.” The large influx of Xhosa people from the Eastern Cape who forced their way into a predominately Setswana community is the subject of this joke.
From the Eastern Cape to the North West, according to resident Nokuthula Nondonga, the water problems have followed her.
” I’ll eventually return to the Eastern Cape, but first I need to make sure my kids can support themselves by working in the mines.”
Another native of the Eastern Cape, Sandisile Sthule, claims that he has given up hope of ever retiring from the mine.
People who have lived in the area for the longest are not given preference when the mines hire from the community. To get a job, people bring their family members from back home.
A low percentage of voters registered or updated their personal information over the weekend at voting locations in Marikana, Maditlokwa and Nkaneng, according to reports.