Editor’s Note: The piggery in question is located on the Lephalale road, less than 3½ kilometres from the Spar in Vaalwater. Community opposition to the piggery, or at least to the smell and potential pollution associated with it, has risen to the level where a community meeting was held late in August, chaired by the speaker of the Modimolle Local Municipality, Councillor Sebolai.
In recent years, there have been countless proposals by private landowners, small companies, large corporations, government agencies and parastatals to convert Waterberg land to new and different uses.
I've been trying to update information about residential developments in the Waterberg. It's not easy to get straight answers from some developers nor to get any real answers from the appropriate Limpopo office. Nevertheless, here's a summary that is not far from accurate, but should still be used with caution.