Dead zones could be developing in SA sea’s
09 June 2012
Deputy Environmental Affairs Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi has revealed that so-called dead zones” could be developing in South Africa's seas.
This is because hundreds-of-millions of litres of sewage are discharged into the marine environment every day.
Much of the sewage is untreated or partially treated, posing a serious threat to marine habitats, species and the public.
Mabudafhasi was speaking at an event in East London to mark World Oceans Day. She warned that the country had to find a better way of managing the problem.