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15th June 2024

Title: Waiting to inhale Published: 29 August 2017

Summary: Conducted in four Soweto communities, the study outlines the negative impact that mining on the Witwatersrand has had on people’s lives, especially on those living to the south of mining operations. They include respiratory problems, exposure to radioactive mine waste, acid mine drainage, unprotected mine waste sites, and severe threats to Gauteng’s underground water supplies. This contrasts with the massive profits that have flowed to mine owners over more than a century…

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