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Broken Promises

October 2017

In 2017, the Centre for Environmental Rights, in collaboration with groundWork and the Highveld Environmental Justice Network, conducted its own analysis to determine whether the declaration of the Highveld Priority Area (HPA) and the promulgation of the Air Quality Management Plan have improved air quality within the HPA to protect health; and if not, why not? The conclusions are that air quality in the HPA remains poor and out of compliance with health-based NAAQS, despite a decade having passed since the HPA was declared.

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