Air quality as dire as Eskom’s finances in Mpumalanga power-station belt
In 2018, acting environment minister Derek Hanekom quietly doubled the sulphur dioxide emission limits for existing coal plants by 2020, breaking the law by not seeking public comment
In Pullens Hope, your eyes itch and your nose clogs. It’s easy to figure out why.
On the right side of the main street of the dilapidated village east of Johannesburg is a fenced-off electricity substation with a red sign warning of pollutants. On the left, a power plant belches emissions from burning coal into the air. Both are owned by Eskom.