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Feedback Sessions: June-July 2014
The team from CSIR and Nova Institute visited the communities of Lepelle and Botshabelo on the 17th and 18th of June 2014. The purpose of the visit was to provide feedback on the findings of the research project in which these two communities participated, and also to distribute hand-outs intended for the social education of community members.

Final Report Executive Summary
Final report on the Lower Olifants Community Health: Risks and Opportunities Project 2012-2014. Report in both English and Portuguese.

Progress Report
Report documenting progress between 1 April 2012 and 31 March 2013 delivered as part of Deliverable 3 to the Department of Science and Technology on the 28 March 2013.

Draft Fieldwork Plan
The purpose of this document is to provide information on the planned execution of the sampling and fieldwork for the Lower Olifants Community Health: Risks and Opportunities project.

Background Report
Report documenting a full literature review of available water pollution, air quality and human health information for the study areas delivered as part of Deliverable 2 to the Department of Science and Technology on the 31 August 2012.


Human Health, Exposure and Experiences: The Olifants Catchment
30 May 2013, Olifants River Research Meeting, SANParks, Groenkloof.

Briefing notes

Impacts of water and air pollution on human health: The case of Emalahleni
Immediate action to remediate river water quality and educate communities about hygienic water storage practices is required in vulnerable communities south of Emalahleni (formerly known as Witbank), Mpumalanga.

The impact of an unhealthy environment on human health in South Africa
A healthy society and productive workforce play an important role in longterm economic growth and sustainable development. Yet avoidable environmental hazards are placing an unnecessary burden on the country's productive workforce in terms of days lost due to sick leave, lower productivity, invalidity and early retirement.

Feedback sheets

Feedback sheets: Botshabelo | Lepele | Mozambique [English or Portuguese versions]
Feedback sheets used to give feedback to communities during a recent fieldtrip.