South Africa's Sasol the Cause of Vaal River Pollution?

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.

Pollution in Sebokeng as a result of the Vaal River contamination

SANDF members assisting Vaal residents

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