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  • South Africans go to the polls in a milestone election on Wednesday. In this episode of Health Beat, we reflect on health issues that affect voters.
  • We visit a toxic wasteland at Kya Sand, northwest of Joburg, where residents say illegal dumping by a “waste mafia” has resulted in residents falling ill and struggling to breathe.
  • It’s your constitutional right to live in a clean and safe environment, says Mbali Baduza, CEO of We the People South Africa. But Kya Sand’s residents say no-one seems to hear them.
  • Find out how to make your community’s voice heard and what tools you can use to hold the government accountable for looking after your health.

This story was produced by the Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism. Sign up for the newsletter. 

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