air pollution

 
For communities in South Africa, climate change is now
For communities in South Africa, climate change is now
Sylvia remembers the first time a government official came to speak to her community in Lephalale, in the Limpopo province, about the construction...
Rivers die after oil, chemical spill
Rivers die after oil, chemical spill
Vukani Mkhize was fishing in the Umgeni River, just below its point of confluence with the Msunduzi River, last Tuesday, when he realised that...
Bid to clean Africa’s most toxic town
Bid to clean Africa’s most toxic town
The mine in Kabwe was abandoned a quarter of a century ago. But in this Zambian town, population 223 000, the scars of a century of largely...
Live in JHB, lose three years of life
Live in JHB, lose three years of life
Some 13-million people live in Gauteng. Every single one of those people are breathing in air that is toxic, and is shortening their lives. For the...
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A forensic report into the Public Investment Corporation’s investment with VBS Mutual Bank recommends criminal charges against the PIC’s former...
Air pollution death toll rises by 170
Air pollution death toll rises by 170
The department of environment, forestry and fisheries is trying to, once again, double the allowable concentration of sulphur dioxide that...
Why it's healthier to not exercise in New Delhi
Why it's healthier to not exercise in New Delhi
As part of the Mail & Guardian’s series on air pollution, Simon Allison reports on his experience of living with the air in New Delhi —...
Breath, death and data: The air in our cities is killing us
Breath, death and data: The air in our cities is killing us
In Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, Bloemfontein and Cape Town, the air people breathe is often so dangerous that it is killing them. This air...
GDP still best indicator of wellbeing
GDP still best indicator of wellbeing
New Zealand is being lauded for introducing the world’s first wellbeing budget, which aims to shift the focus from gross domestic product (GDP)...
Midrand's 'airpocalypse' a reality with toxic air
Midrand's 'airpocalypse' a reality with toxic air
On an air pollution scale, anything between zero and 20 is safe to breathe. At 300 things are labelled ‘airpocalypse’. In Midrand, Gauteng,...
NGOs sue government, Ramaphosa over Mpumalanga’s ‘deadly air’
NGOs sue government, Ramaphosa over Mpumalanga’s ‘deadly air’
The South African government is being taken to court for continued air pollution in the Highveld Priority Area, which spans Mpumalanga. This part...
Toxins to take your breath away
Toxins to take your breath away
The air you breathe is killing you. I know this because I am looking at data for air quality across the whole of South Africa. Things are much...

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