n Emergency Services SA / Occupational Risk - A Johannesburg City Parks case study : environment

Volume 1, Issue 2
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Soweto is one of the most important places of historical and social significance in South Africa and has, in recent years, become a major attraction for both local and foreign tourists and visitors. During the apartheid years, the ecology of the area was seriously neglected and it acquired a reputation of a dry and dusty place. The lack of parks, open spaces, trees and the gravel roads caused high levels of environmental problems, with resultant negative effects on the health of its residents, as well as affecting the ecosystem and biodiversity resulting in a challenge to the ingenuity of man and nature.

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