Broken promises: the failure of the Highveld Priority Area
Our 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.
Not unexpectedly, the DEA’s own review published in February 2017 (in spite of severe limitations in the methodology) confirms that aggregate emissions have not decreased significantly – if at all – over this period, and a credible method of monitoring, tracking, and reporting air pollutant emissions in the HPA has not been developed.
More about these and other key findings in our October 2017 report.
- Download the full report and annexure.
- Download the executive summary
- Infographic showing the health impacts of emissions from Eskom’s coal-fired power stations