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Despite the ban in 2008 on the use, manufacturing and processing of asbestos in South Africa; there are still some houses with asbestos roofing sheets.

Asbestos is a dangerous material which causes mesothelioma, a cancer of the mesthelial tissue.Her neighbour, Wilhemina Juwawa is 50 years old and has lived in Atteridgeville all her life. She and her husband’s health is deteriorating. Juwawa has called for help to remove asbestos roofing sheet from her house before it’s too late.

City of Tshwane’s MMC for Human Settlement is Sello Maimane says the Metro needs direction and funds from the Gauteng Human Settlement department to attend to remaining asbestos roofing sheets in the city.“Some matters do not change. It definitely exposes people, especially if they are old and they can easily rust or even crust when they are exposed to such weathers. For that reason then we don’t want to have people living in those houses because then they are exposed to asbestos.”



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But we were born in these houses in the 40s and 50s and we never get sick from the asbestos But we know this Wait wait guys I'm staying kwi RDP house that have asbestos so itin lento kona mali esizoytola kuba befuna usbulala ? Julius_S_Malema People live in those houses forever but when removing those asbestos there's safety precautions,they are health hazard...

Julius_S_Malema Apartheid Government built houses for the people with asbestos in Sada around the 1960's. Many died due to respiratory infections... Built houses, not roofing. Crime against humanity at its best As far as I understand this asbestos roofing its said you cant have asbestosis if the roof is intact .If its broken it releases dust which is dangerous and causes lung disease called asbestosis

Simply removing said roofs is a health risk ! UK rules say can only be done by certified contractors . Why only 2008 ? it seems the municipalities are not concerned about the peoples health, no one cares. in the Northern Cape province in a town called Springbok Namakwa region 85% of the houses still have asbestos roofs.

I lived under asbestos roof for over 40yrs and my annual checkups revealed zero health risk. Waiting for a tender! ANC built RDP in ga Magoa Mothapo in Polokwane. They're still there, MolotoMothapo you know the place right? Botse botse Mr Mothapo, wena otswa ko kae in Limpopo?

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mbalisharon1 😕😕 Gugulethu houses MalatseGoitse Gogo will never like this The whole of Umlazi Township....... eThekwiniM what are going to do🤔🤔🤔 Who cares even so-called democratic government 25 years in power yet nothing is done, the politicians don’t live in them only poor voters occupied them The infrastructure which was intended for black People built by white companies and Boer state put asbestos purposely to kill black people, the water we drink runs inside asbestos pipes but theirs in the surbubs there are no asbestos that is why I say white people are evil

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