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Toxic tour experience in Diepkloof

Community Alerts/ California Fhedzisani / Diepkloof-Soweto/ 21 November 2017

We have seen how tailing dumps situated opposite Diepkloof, the side where we were is called Mogase view because its named after the councilor and these are houses that are being built on a mine dump site and residents already regret ever purchasing these houses because they had no knowledge of what they getting themselves in.
These houses are next to the freeway which is constructed on top of a dump and there’s a stream which runs in between the houses, bushes that are a contributing problem as kids play next to those bushes, acid drainage, air pollution from tailing dumps, blasting and there’s a respiratory system problem, eye, headache, sinuses that people experience as a result. By California Fhedzisani