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  • Credit: © Greenpeace Africa / Mujahid Safodien

  • Credit: © Greenpeace Africa / Mujahid Safodien


The Destruction of the Highveld, groundWork Report 2017

16 November 2017

Coal is dug to be burnt. Whereas Part 1 of the goundWork report – The Destruction of the Highveld [2016] – focused on the politics and impacts of mining coal, Part 2 focuses on the burning of coal: on the power stations, petrochemical and metallurgical plants that burn it, the massive amounts of pollutants released into the Highveld air, the impacts on people who live there, the fights for clean air by communities and activists, and the slow and partial responses to this growing environmental health crisis by a reluctant regulator.

Part 1: Digging for Coal (8 November 2016)

Part 2: Burning Coal (16 November 2017)