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Children dig in to make their own green space

June 06, 2005

South Africa - Low on equipment but high on enthusiasm, hundreds of school children are helping clean up the murky and polluted Klip River which courses through Soweto.

The initiative to clean up the river, polluted by decades of chemical waste from nearby gold mines as well as plastic and other refuse, started in 2001 when local unemployed youths decided to take action ahead of a major environment summit in Johannesburg.

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