Mamonake Monaheng and Makeketso Kuoane from the village of Rapooea in Katse say one of the major challenges they face as women affected by large developments is collecting firewood. This crucial resource which was inundated by the Katse dam has become scarce, forcing women to travel long hours to get firewood from the village streams.

The twigs consisting of Senokonoko, moluoane and lengala is the least they can get from the streams to use in their homes for cooking, warming up and lighting. Important things like fruit trees, wild vegetables and medicinal plants, which cured different illnesses have been lost to the dam.