Sheree Bega
Sheree Bega is an environment reporter at the Mail & Guardian.
Spraying toxic herbicide on Vaal River to rid it of water lettuce ‘is criminal’
/ 22 February 2024

Spraying toxic herbicide on Vaal River to rid it of water lettuce ‘is criminal’

Water specialists have said the use of glyphosate is in contravention of the National Water Act and is a risk for humans and toxic for aquatic life

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Seal off polluted dams to protect public health, says water expert
/ 15 February 2024

Seal off polluted dams to protect public health, says water expert

About 80% of the country’s dams are so enriched with nutrients they could produce toxic algal blooms

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Vaal River residents say water lettuce is ‘national crisis’
/ 14 February 2024

Vaal River residents say water lettuce is ‘national crisis’

If allowed to pass the Vaal River Barrage, the plant has access to a journey of about 1 000km of the middle and lower Vaal river, the Bloemhof Dam and then into the Orange river

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The world’s migratory species are vanishing from land, skies and seas
/ 12 February 2024

The world’s migratory species are vanishing from land, skies and seas

A groundbreaking report reveals the shocking state of wildlife with global extinction risk increasing

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Artisanal miners ‘brutalised’ in SANDF clampdown
/ 11 February 2024

Artisanal miners ‘brutalised’ in SANDF clampdown

Army clampdown has led to assaults and the property of legal miners being confiscated

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‘DDT risk goes down generations’
/ 10 February 2024

‘DDT risk goes down generations’

Study finds fathers’ exposure to toxins might have health consequences for their children

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SA restaurants ‘all at sea’ when it comes to sustainability
/ 9 February 2024

SA restaurants ‘all at sea’ when it comes to sustainability

Red-listed species are on restaurant menus in Gauteng, Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape

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