Today was the Vaal Triangle Airshed Priority Area MSRGM at Emerald Casino, Vanderbijlpark.

Community Alerts/Mduduzi Tshabalala/ Vaal-VEJA/22/11/18 The State of Ambient Air report states that PM2.5 PM10 is non-compliance at most monitoring stations, this is also significant to Black Carbon floating in the Vaal Air.  Having learned that the department had technical problems with H2S which was not showing at Zamdela station, this leaves the forum with less …

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The Human Rights Commission Inquiry into the Vaal River 2nd round started yesterday in Johannesburg City Council.

Community Alerts/ Mduduzi Tshabalala/Vaal-VEJA/20/11/18     Today is day 2 here at Joburg Theater, testimonials started with City of Ekurhuleni who told the commission that their effluent is within boundaries of legislation.  This was after the City was asked by the commission if had they violated human rights. The Randwater sampling also share the same …

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Day 3 of the HRC Vaal River Inquiry continues, and today we had researchers who spoke to the commission

Community Alerts/Mduduzi Tshabalala/VEJA-Vaal/27/09/2018 Dr. Victor Munik presented to the commission on the research work he did together with counterparts, and one of the stemming issues raised was the Green Drop campaign which. Munik started with VEJA back in 2008, and the purpose of the campaign was to assess the management systems and functionality of the …

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Today is day 2 of the Human Rights Commission Vaal River Inquiry at Stonehaven, Vanderbjlpark

Community Alerts/Mdududzi Tshabalala/VEJA-Vaal/26/09/2018   The inquiry started yesterday morning with testimonials, and presentations came from CBO’s/ NGO’s, and SAVE the Vaal River presented about the processes of their court interdict with Metsi a Lekoa, SAVE anticipates that Gauteng Premier together with COGTA will resolve through court proceedings. New Horizon is a community-based organization which gave …

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“Renewable Energy Now”

Community Alerts/Mduduzi Tshabalala/Vaal-VEJA/13/03/18   The minister has spoken “Renewable Energy Now” and no shenanigans we should tolerate, when today NUM is a useless selfish organ, while in itself only a few cohort is this wealthy and workers are suffering till death, to further their virtue of sufferings “Marikana” needed not to happen if NUM is …

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Annual Environmental Justice School hosted by GroundWork.

Community Alerts/Mduduzi Tshabalala/Vaal-VEJA/18/02/18 Activists from different communities across the country and neighbouring Zimbabwean are gathering for three weeks started from the 12th February, and the purpose of meeting is the annual Environmental Justice School hosted by GroundWork. Activists started by mapping their environmental regional problems associated with. As the week unfolded activists also learned more …

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CMF absent to give updates

Community Alerts/Mduduzi Tshabalala/Vaal-VEJA/08/02/18 The Blesbokspruit CMF is currently sitting at Blesbokspruit EE Centre, Springs, and GDARD was absent to give updates about the Ramsar listed category. The Federation for Sustainable Environment had a report compiled by 20 Civil Society Organisations (South African Water Caucus) about the current challenges of DWS, and as objecting the CMA …

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SAVE the Vaal river

Community Alerts/Mdududzi Tshabalala/Vaal-VEJA/29/01/18 SAVE the Vaal River is an NGO initiative based in Vanderbijlpark, SAVE is having ongoing meetings with the DWS together with Metsi a Lekoa ELM about pollution incidents in the Vaal Barrage Catchment, as the meeting continued on Friday the 26th January at Stone Heaven. When a concern was posed about the …

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