Many questions have been asked over several months with regards to this matter. UHA have followed procedural guidelines by the book and taken the necessary steps in informing all the authorities necessary with regards to the situation we are faced with.
Together with the websites & apps log of complaints and affidavits submitted, the Department of Environmental Affairs took note of the case and the Green Scorpions have been tasked in investigating this matter.
EnviroServ have admitted to contributing to the odour experienced in the region, but have not excluded themselves as the sole source.
An investigation done by the Health Department cleared the majority of large agricultural businesses in the area, the waste water treatment works, as well as the Transnet pipeline.
We have also been in contact with the South African Human Rights Commission on the subject as well as various other organisations.
From the very beginning we sought out the guidance of Desmond D’sa of SDCEA and Bobby Peak of groundWork, who have on several occasions dealt with similar instances of what we have been experiencing in the Upper Highway areas. We have gained a lot of momentum and at this point are not relying solely on Government authorities to resolve the problem. We are working with our own independent air quality consultants and experts from their relevant fields.
We are in the process of gathering formal IAP’s for the purpose of litigation, please read the post here. For further information please read through our Blog and Press pages.