The meeting held at the Japie Greyling school was a great success! Approximately 400 residents from every background attended, arriving with any means of transport, from foot to the back of bakkies.
Wynand Engelbrecht led the meeting and explaining to all what Afrimat is planning with regards to the furnace and emotions got stirred. Residents started to realise what the impact of the furnace will be on the community.
Pieter Colyn, a respected environmental lawyer, introduced himself and said that he will be assisting and representing the community against Afrimat building the furnace, pro bono. Pieter explained how the process should have happened to date and how the process will continue going forward.
Midvaal councillors were present in the meeting and assured their support. The council’s support comes to play once Afrimat submits their proposed development documents to the municipality.
Wynand also introduced the Daleside Volunteers community group who works together for the greater good of the community. Please like the facebook page to get more details, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dalesidevolunteers/773050836041223