MISLEADING MEDIA REPORTS ON VAAL RIVER POLLUTION
SAVE has received numerous calls expressing disbelief at recent articles referring to a ‘pollution-free Vaal River’. These articles are misleading and SAVE has communicated with the editors requesting them to correct the misperceptions that have been created.
The Vaal River is far from clean between Vereeniging and the Vaal Barrage. Rand Water reports show the continuing high level of pollutants in various parts of the river in this area. Polluted water flows through the Vaal Barrage to impact on Parys and other communities downstream.
SAVE is reliant on donations to finance its activities. Fund raising events are arranged by the committee to assist with boosting its legal funds and to spread environmental awareness.
Donations are tax deductible in terms of Section 18A of the Income Income Tax Act of South Africa. Save the Vaal’s NPO Registration No. is: 011015200004
All committee members are volunteers and do not receive any monetary or material benefit. They do this work because they are passionate about the Vaal River and preventing pollution of this national asset.