Hope for Mafefe residents as asbestos road is replaced

In the hope that it would bring an end to the amount of deadly asbestos dust on their streets, residents of former asbestos-mining community Mafefe, have welcomed the construction of part of a road in the town at the cost of R43-million. Over the past two decades, locals have complained to the government about the harmful effects of asbestos dust, used to construct roads and other infrastructure. Asbestos-mining company Cape PLC and its partners extracted asbestos mineral in the area between …