The flow of polluted water from old mining areas is posing a problem in South Africa, which is now planning to charge mining companies two-thirds of the cost of cleaning up toxic water pollution.
Concern over plastic pollution is gathering momentum at a startling pace in the UK. But behind headline-grabbing gestures from government, citizens are taking the problem into their own hands.
Outlining his first steps to tackle corruption, the new South African president told parliament he plans to screen the lifestyles of future government officials. He also spoke up over the deadly Marikana miners' strike.
South Africa's new president has delivered a rousing state of the nation address promising to clamp down on corruption. Jacob Zuma was scheduled to deliver the speech, but resigned in disgrace two days ago.
A scheme to control invasive plants in South Africa is helping to conserve water — and offering an inexpensive, eco-friendly solution for poor communities to bury their dead.
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