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Media Alert: The South African Human Rights Commission to continue its probe into allegations of raw sewage flowing from the Randfontein Sewage Processing Plant into the Tweelopiespruit & Hartbeespoort

10 April 2019

Attention: Editors and Reporters

The South Africa Human Rights Commission has invited the Municipal Manager of the Rand West City Local Municipality to appear before it on Thursday, 11 April 2019, as it continues with its investigations into allegations of raw sewage flowing from the municipality’s Sewage Processing Plant into the Tweelopiespruit & Hartbeespoort.
This meeting follows complaints that raw sewage that enters the plant is let into the river by the municipality without any treatment of the effluent and the untreated black water finds its way to the Hartbeespoort Dam. According to residents, this poses serious risks to the environment and the health of people who are dependent on water from the Hartbeespoort dam system.

The Commission will use the engagement with the municipality to test these allegations and establish steps taken to address concerns regarding the maintenance of sewage reticulation and sewage works.

Details of the meeting are as follows:
Date: 11 April 2019
Time: 10:30
Venue: SAHRC, Braamfontein

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: 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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