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[VIDEO] Why this community is fed up with pollution in the Vaal River

  • The Emfuleni local municipality needs over R600-million to fix its failing wastewater system and stop it from polluting the Vaal River.
  • This sewage also spills onto the streets of Bophelong, a nearby township where activist Lawrence Majoro hopes he can help avoid a cholera outbreak.
  • Our TV team takes you into communities near the Vaal River and shows you how dirty water affects their health.

Mohale Moloi is Bhekisisa's television producer and a health journalist.

Tshidiso Lechuba is a freelance video editor working in Johannesburg.

Yolanda Mdzeke is a multimedia reporter at Bhekisisa.

As an SABC TV reporter in the Mandela years, Jessica Pitchford covered news events during one of the most exciting periods of South Africa’s history. She’s worked as a documentary producer for Special Assignment, story editor for current affairs shows Carte Blanche & Checkpoint, as head researcher for Netflix production ‘Senzo’  and has written five non-fiction books.