Table 3. Village profiles of Mohlotsi and Ga-Selala, February 2006.

Mohlotsi Ga-Selala
Population (2005) 573 2559
Water access Piped water to each house Six community taps
Road access Tar and dirt roads (~50 km from Marble Hall) On main tarred road between Burgersfort (~20 km) and Driekop
Healthcare Matlata hospital, mobile clinic, lack of indoor examination facilities, frequent lack of medication Mobile clinic, indoor examination facilities, frequent lack of medication
Housing Most dwellings are concrete structures, high number of RDP houses Most dwellings are concrete structures, several RDP houses under construction
Electricity All houses Most houses
Sanitation Pit latrines for most households Pit latrines for most households
Education One primary school in the village One primary and one secondary school in the village, several other schools in the vicinity
Irrigation None None
Home garden Some, with access to piped water Some, with access to dam water (when pump is working)
Crops Mostly maize and sorghum Maize, sorghum, and vegetables including pumpkins, moroho, tomatoes, onions, beetroot, and watermelons
Community projects Brickmaking, poultry, community garden (failed) Community gardening project (failed)
Mining None Close proximity to platinum mines

RDP: Reconstruction and Development Programme