Streaming issues? Report here
Clement Manyethela 702 gradient Clement Manyethela 702 gradient
The Clement Manyathela Show
09:00 - 12:00
volume_up
volume_mute

Up Next: The Midday Report with Mandy Wiener
See full line-up
The Clement Manyathela Show
09:00 - 12:00
Home
arrow_forward
Politics

SAHRC Vaal River crisis inquiry begins on Monday

25 September 2018 8:03 AM
Tags:
SAHRC
Vaal
River
crises

As a response to residents' concerns, The Human Rights Commission is set to begin their inquiry into the Vaal River.

The Department of Water and Sanitation has provided the Emfuleni Municipality with technicians to address issues at the Emfuleni Treatment Plant. The department has already warned it take some time to before the system works optimally.

The Human Rights Commission is set to begin an inquiry into the Vaal river crisis from Monday as part of an investigation into concerns raised by residents and activists.

The area is facing disaster as pollution and raw sewage continues to pour into Vaal River.

READ: Vaal River pollution has reached crisis point

It is alleged that approximately 150 megalitres of waste spill into the river daily and at least three million people depend on the Vaal River for water.

Speaking to Bongani Bingwa, Gauteng Provincial Manager of the South Africa Human Rights Commission Buang Jones says the commission conducted a site visit on 3 September at certain sites within the Emfuleni municipality.

Wherein the following was observed, raw sewage was flowing in a small stream that cut across the Emfuleni Golf Estate, the source of the raw sewage is unknown. There were two burst sewer pipes at the banks of the Rietspuit river resulting in raw sewage flowing into the river.

Buang Jones, Gauteng Provincial Manager SAHRC

He adds that the sewer manhole at the Sharpville Cemetery is clogged resulting in raw sewage containing other pollutants such as plastic, that is flowing into the stream.

Listen below to the full interview:


25 September 2018 8:03 AM
Tags:
SAHRC
Vaal
River
crises

More from Politics

Cyril Ramaphosa

Is Ramaphosa ready to announce Level 2? What an economist would like him to say

12 August 2020 6:51 PM

The Money Show's Bruce Whitfield interviews Kevin Lings, chief economist at Stanlib Asset Management.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane. Picture: Abigail Javier/EWN

PP takes Parliament to court over bid to remove her, calls bid unconstitutional

12 August 2020 1:09 PM

News24 parliamentary reporter Jan Gerber reflects on the court case between Busisiwe Mkhwebane and the National Assembly.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Out of business 123rf 123rfbusiness 123rflifestyle

R200b Covid-19 loan scheme's paid out only R13b. Can a makeover get it to work?

11 August 2020 8:48 PM

Since it launched in May, the scheme's helped only 6.6% of businesses it targets. Will recent changes lead to improvement?

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

123rf A pile of two hundred rand notes, South African currency money

Eskom pensioners receive Covid 19-relief bonuses totalling R104m

11 August 2020 7:25 PM

The Money Show's Bruce Whitfield interviews Eskom's Linda Mateza about the once-off payment to its pensioners.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

190715-des-van-rooyen-edjpg

Thank God van Rooyen wasn't finance minister for longer, Zondo commission told

11 August 2020 6:43 PM

Lungisa Fuzile (former National Treasury DG) tore into former minister Des van Rooyen's performance and choice of advisers.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

200811-des-van-rooyen-edjpg

Van Rooyen blames Madonsela & white-owned media for state capture allegations

11 August 2020 5:46 PM

The former Cabinet minister, during his testimony on Tuesday at the state capture inquiry, accused the former Public Protector of making findings against him without giving him an opportunity to answer.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

190715-des-van-rooyen-edjpg

Van Rooyen to cross-examine Fuzile before he takes stand at Zondo commission

11 August 2020 1:06 PM

EWN reporter Nthakoana Ngatane gives an update on what is happening at the state capture commission.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Zimbabwe map flag 123rfpolitics 123rf

What is happening in Zim is self-evident, it requires no denial - rights lawyer

11 August 2020 11:24 AM

Zimbabwe government spokesman Nick Mangwana denies that there are human rights violations happening in that country.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Cyril Ramaphosa

'Eradicate chauvinism, sexism and patriarchy. They enable oppression of women'

10 August 2020 9:01 AM

In his "From The Desk of the President" column, Cyril Ramaphosa unpacks a number of commitments made under Generation Equality.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

JZuma

Zuma apologises to Hanekom for 'known enemy agent' tweet

9 August 2020 4:50 PM

Former president Jacob Zuma said on his official Twitter account that he “unconditionally withdraws” the allegation.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward