Water pollution has set in at the Vaal River, which supplies about 50% of Gauteng's water. There is a deterioration in water quality due to population growth, ageing infrastructure, vandalism and lack of capacity, an official has said, with communities in Vereeniging, Sebokeng, Boipatong and Sharpeville affected. The South African National Defence Force were called in to assist with the Vaal River cleanup and an inquiry has heard that petro-chemical company Sasol is behind the pollution problem.
Sasol Intentionally Polluted the Vaal River, SAHRC Inquiry Hears
News24Wire, 21 February 2019
An official at Sasol Secunda has accused the petrochemical giant of intentionally polluting the Vaal River. Read more »
Pollution in Sebokeng as a result of the Vaal River contamination
SANDF members assisting Vaal residents
Vaal River Pollution - 'There Have Been Challenges to Compliance', Sasol Says
News24Wire, 20 November 2018
Petrochemicals giant Sasol has denied that it is responsible for pollution in the Vaal river. Read more »
SANDF Makes Progress With Vaal Project
SAnews.gov.za, 18 January 2019
The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) says it is making inroads with the Vaal River rehabilitation project. Read more »
Army Experts Step in to Assist Emfuleni Municipality With Sewage Problems
Daily Maverick, 26 November 2018
Battling to contain the Vaal River sewage pollution, the government and Emfuleni Municipality have deployed SANDF experts to tackle the massive infrastructural problems at the… Read more »
SANDF Pulls Out All the Stops to Tackle Vaal River Contamination
News24Wire, 23 November 2018
In an attempt to tackle the polluted Vaal River, the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) is taking steps to repair the Sebokeng Waste Water Plant as soon as possible and has given… Read more »
Minister to Visit Vaal River Rehabilitation Project
SAnews.gov.za, 22 November 2018
Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula will on Friday visit the Vaal River system rehabilitation project. Read more »
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