A collective effort from the Sibaya and Hawaan Conservation Trusts and WESSA provides clean water for animals along Ohlanga river

Following last week’s fire and chemical spill in Cornubia and subsequent pollution of the nearby Ohlanga river, teams from the Sibaya and Hawaan Conservation Trusts and WESSA have been hard at work placing water stations in strategic areas for animals to drink. According to ecologist, Allister Starke, water stations were…
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Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment deploys specialist team to investigate eco-system impacts following UPL fire in Cornubia

“We are deeply concerned about the environmental impact on air quality as well as on the aquatic and marine ecosystems resulting from the fire incident at the UPL facility in Cornubia that took place during the unrest in Kwazulu-Natal last…
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PUBLIC ASKED TO REFRAIN FROM COLLECTING CONTAMINATED MARINE LIFE

Authorities are urging the public to refrain from picking up and collecting dead marine life off the Umdloti and uMhlanga coastline as they have been contaminated with toxic chemicals and could be harmful to humans. The public is also reminded…
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ETHEKWINI CLINICS OPEN FOR EMERGENCIES

Several of the City’s healthcare facilities are open today, 16 July with limited services offered due to staff shortages. These clinics are open only for emergencies and for the collection of chronic medication. Healthcare facilities have also been affected by…
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CLOSURE OF BEACHES NORTH OF DURBAN

EThekwini Municipality with advice from KZN Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (EDTEA) and Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife has decided to close the beaches north of uMgeni estuary due to the environmental and potential human health impacts of a chemical spillage…
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NORMALISATION OF CITY SERVICES

EThekwini Municipality intends to resume some services from Friday 16 July, following civil unrest over the past week. The Municipality had suspended services due to protest action in various areas of the city which affected safety and availability of employees.…
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SUSPECTED CHEMICAL SPILL AT UMHLANGA AND UMDLOTI LAGOONS

EThekwini Municipality would like to advise the public of reported fish and crustacean kills at uMhlanga and uMdloti Lagoons and some beaches in the vicinity. While the exact cause of this remains unknown, it is considered serious and can affect…
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