/ 8 June 2022

SA’s poorly-documented mountains are vital water towers for millions of people

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"The Maloti-Drakensberg alone supports 30 million people, sending water as far as Upington.” (Photo by Hoberman Collection/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
They also boast exceptional biodiversity but invasive species, overgrazing and climate change are destroying them with dreadful consequences

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