Floating ‘wetlands’ deployed to clean up Swartkops

UN-funded initiative employed on festering estuary waters with community buy-in

A strange fleet of floating “micro-wetlands” was launched this week to help clean up Nelson Mandela Bay’s festering Swartkops River estuary.

The project is co-ordinated by a multiparty group comprising the department of water and sanitation, Rhodes University, Nelson Mandela Bay municipality and residents, who met under Kariega’s Niven Bridge on Monday to get proceedings under way...

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