Midmar Dam will be contaminated, experts warn

2008-07-30 00:00

Despite doubts over funding, poor location, a land ownership dispute and the potentially disastrous effect on water quality of building 4 000 low-cost houses too close to Midmar Dam, the uMngeni Municipality says the project has been approved and will commence as soon as they have the budget for it.

Each house will accommodate about five people. If all the houses are occupied, this will translate into 20 000 people staying on a few acres of land close to natural sites that need to be conserved.

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