“My doctor told me my lungs look like a man who has worked underground in the mines for 30 years”, says the out-of breath Smit of the progressive lung disease that first started shrinking her lungs five years ago. “But I’ve never worked on a mine. I’ve never smoked a day in my life and neither has my husband.”

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Media Statement
Department of Water Affairs
30 September 2010
To All Media
The Department of Water Affairs (DWA) wants the South African public to know that Gauteng will not run out of water in the near future, it is also incorrect to say that 80% of South Africa’s water will be so polluted that it will not be possible [...]

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On Monday, 27th September the Environment and Conservation Association convened a group of concerned community leaders, who met in Boksburg and constituted a new organization, called Clean Water Foundation. C.W.F.’s aim is a national, independently constituted organisation whose aim it is to provide a comprehensive service in respect of responding to the escalating national water crisis in South Africa.

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Uranium exposure from mining operations, fly-ash from coal-fired thermal plants and other activities poses a real threat to unborn foetuses, children and pregnant woman. Many adults struggle with significant health challenges as a result of exposure to uranium.

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New Solutions: The Drawing Board is a monthly feature produced by the journal New Solutions. Read more about it here.
Note from the editor of New Solutions: The Drawing Board: In the spirit of international solidarity, The Drawing Board has begun featuring articles from activists, researchers, and workers from around the world. It is our belief that we [...]

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