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Dumping of nappies can be a health risk 

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Dumping of nappies can be a health risk 

Carelessly disposing of nappies can negatively impact the environment. That’s according to a recent UWC study, which found that there is a lack of waste management services in most areas in the country with some people dumping used nappies into water channels, bushes and some even found to be burying them. The UWC researchers also found that the dumping of nappies could be a serious health risk to those living near dump sites

At the same time….

CoCT takes action against illegal dumping 

The City of Cape Town says it will be taking action against those who dump illegally.
The city says illegal dumping continues to be an issue, despite various waste management facilities available to the community.
Since March last year, over 130 vehicles were impounded for illegal dumping.
The city says they will now start issuing hefty fines to residents who dump illegally.

In other news….

Joburg residents prepare for water outage

Residents in the City of Johannesburg are preparing for a planned water outage which will be taking place in some areas from tomorrow into Friday. Some residents say they have taken precaution by investing in Jojo Tanks ahead of the planned outage, while others are urged to set aside water for use for while the water is cut.

Person who filmed VIP protection unit’s assault receives death threats 

Police have confirmed that the person who shared video footage of the vicious assault by members of Deputy President Paul Mashatile’s VIP protection team is receiving death threats. Meanwhile those VIP protection members have been placed on suspension following an investigation into the matter.

 

Written by: Keenan Williams

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