Centre for Civil Society in collaboration with docLOVE presents a Documentary Screening: JOZI GOLD
A Human Catastrophe, A Toxic City, An Unlikely Activist
The story about the gold mining industry in Johannesburg and the radioactive waste left behind. The mines of Johannesburg have produced a third of all the gold mined in human history. But now the gold is running out, the mines are falling apart and the city must confront an environmental nightmare. Tons of radioactive waste pollute the air and turn water into poison every day.
Enter the glamorous Mariette Liefferink. A grandmother who totters across a dystopian wasteland in perfectly manicured nails, impossibly high heels and a Chinese cheongsam dress. Mariette is on a relentless mission to uncover the truth and force the gold industry to clean up its dangerous mess. She reaches out across South Africa’s sharp social divides to poor shantytown dwellers and Afrikaner farmers alike. Governments, NGOs and international scientists all call on her for help. The film is co-directed by the multi-award winning Sylvia Vollenhoven and Fredrik Gertten. Based on an original story by Adam Welz.
Facilitator: Andries Motau
Date: Thursday 29 August 2019
Venue: CCS Seminar Room A726, Level 7, Shepstone, Howard College, UKZN
There will be popcorn
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