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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 worked at Bhekisisa as a television producer and health journalist from July 2021 to March 2024.

Tshidiso Lechuba is a freelance video editor working in Johannesburg.

Yolanda Mdzeke is a multimedia reporter at Bhekisisa.

Jessica Pitchford is Bhekisisa's TV and multimedia editor. She's been a journalist since the early nineties and has reported on some pivotal events in South Africa’s political history, such as the country’s transition to democracy and the work of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission.