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Media Advisory: The South African Human Rights Commission to conduct a site inspection at the Sebokeng & Rietspruit Waste Water Treatment Plant following the Vaal River Inquiry

Attention: Editors and Reporters
Date: 03 April 2019

The South African Human Rights Commission (the Commission) will conduct a site inspection of the Sebokeng and Rietspruit Waste Water Treatment Plant in the Emfuleni Local Municipality. The inspection seeks to gauge progress made since the deployment of the army to address the crisis.
This inspection takes place following the last sitting of the inquiry into the contamination of the river, in which the Commission probed whether the flow of sewage into the river constituted a violation of basic human rights.

The inspection will take place as follows:
Date: 04 April 2019
Time: 10h30
Venue: Sebokeng Wastewater Treatment Works, Emfuleni Local Municipality

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For further information contact the Gauteng Provincial Office of the South African Human Rights Commission: Buang Jones, Provincial Manager, T: 011 877 3752 / C: 078 617 0476; E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or Zamakhize Mkhize, Legal officer: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; 011 877 3764 / 061 814 7143

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