Riverlea

 
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...
Gold rush's toxic legacy lingers
Gold rush's toxic legacy lingers
On the border of Johannesburg and Soweto, the Riverlea community nestles among tailings piles to both the north and south. Unlined and unfenced...
Solar geysers get a cool reception in Riverlea
Solar geysers get a cool reception in Riverlea
Standing in her tiny kitchen, Faridea Appolis points angrily at the holes in the roof. Pipes, wrapped in silver insulation, run down the yellow...
Riverlea to sue state depts, DRD Gold over poisonous dust
Riverlea to sue state depts, DRD Gold over poisonous dust
The community was forcibly moved to the area in the 1960s, occupying land around the abandoned mine dump that towers above their houses.
Gold dust cripples Riverlea
Gold dust cripples Riverlea
The small community of Riverlea in southwestern Johannesburg is built around a mine dump, and on either side other dumps tower over it. From the...

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