DEA gets tough on Mdloti River pollution

“Get your act together,” warns DEA

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La Mercy lagoon

eThekwini municipality and Verulam’s Waste Water Treatment Works (WWTW) could face criminal prosecution if they do not effectively address recent causes of faecal pollution of the Mdloti which flows into the La Mercy lagoon near King Shaka airport. Continue reading “DEA gets tough on Mdloti River pollution”

‘Hazardous, not necessarily toxic’ waste creates problems for Enviroserv

enviroserv4Despite spending more R10 million over nine months to resolve a massive stink, Enviroserv’s Shongweni landfill site which receives vast quantities of “hazardous, not necessarily toxic” waste, faces possible shut down by the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA).

Parties guilty of air pollution emanating from the landfill might also face criminal prosecution. Continue reading “‘Hazardous, not necessarily toxic’ waste creates problems for Enviroserv”

Red flags fly over Mdloti river pollution

 

The ripple effect of sewerage pollution – and possibly also chemical contamination – of the Mdloti River which flows into the sea at La Mercy near King Shaka airport could damage KwaZulu-Natal’s reputation as a world renowned water sports playground.

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Rangers’ tales: Flashbacks to the past

South Africa’s most significant conservation areas, including the iSimangalio Wetland Park, are here today because of the dedication and commitment of veteran game rangers like Mdiceni Gumede and Paul Dutton, writes Fred Kockott Continue reading “Rangers’ tales: Flashbacks to the past”

Collaborations for conservation

az-in-tewateExploring new approaches to environmental education, Andrew Zaloumis, CEO of the iSimangaliso World Heritage Site recently joined a Roving Reporters environmental journalism training camp, sleeping under the stars and walking alongside convicted turtle poacher turned artist, Makotikoti Zikhali, on hippo trails that pre-date human settlement. FRED KOCKOTT reports
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Hunt for wisdom in iSimangaliso

the-tewate-wildedrnessA GROUP of young Roving Reporters recount their experiences on a recent Tewate Wilderness Leadership School trail where they slept under the stars and went walking with a convicted turtle poacher turned artist, Makotikoti Zikhali, on hippo trails that pre-date human settlement. Continue reading “Hunt for wisdom in iSimangaliso”