features 19.9.2017 11:46 am

Mine Dumps Part 1: The biggest health risk in Johannesburg’s townships

Mine Dump behind a community in Snake Park.
 Image by Nigel Sibanda

Mine Dump behind a community in Snake Park. Image by Nigel Sibanda

The Mine Dumps that surround Soweto and it’s neighboring townships and Suburbs aren’t heaps of sand that we should overlook. In fact according to researcher David Van Wyk, these mine dumps are a very big health hazard. Even though they are beneficial, people are getting sick and dying from them while those who are running […]

The Mine Dumps that surround Soweto and it’s neighboring townships and Suburbs aren’t heaps of sand that we should overlook.
In fact according to researcher David Van Wyk, these mine dumps are a very big health hazard. Even though they are beneficial, people are getting sick and dying from them while those who are running these mines are getting richer and richer.

Video by: Carlos Muchave

 

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