Siqobile Community Based Care
Project: Sewing machines and candle making equipment Speruperu Background.
Contributed: R100 000.
Speruperu is situated West of Johannesburg, within the Westrand District in Westonaria Local Municipality. The exact geographical position is between R28 to Vereeniging, T-junction to Fochville road and lies near South Deep mine and Ellisburg mine.
Speruperu is an informal settlement, the community members comprise of those whose parents worked in farms, who are extremely poor, vulnerable, helpless, isolated without hope. As a mining area, Speruperu experienced an influx of mineworkers and as the mines keep retrenching workers some never went back to their original places of residence with the hope of accessing other work opportunities.
Because of the abovementioned, living conditions, there is an increase in the number of HIV/AIDS infections in this area resulting from prostitution as a means of survival, among other maladaptive behaviors. Schoolchildren are vulnerable to drug abuse and delinquent tendencies such as bunking school and housebreaking.
The area lack resources such as electricity and communal taps are used as a source of water supply with one tap catering for ten family units. There are no schools, police stations and recreational facilities. A nearby school is approximately 10 km and falls outside the area in Poortjie.
Hot Slots assisted this Organization with R100 000 so that they can continue to support and care for the community of Speruperu.