Durban, South Africa
The communities of South Durban live in some of the most heavily air polluted areas in Southern Africa.
Home to two large petrochemical refineries, local communities suffer from racist zoning strategies that date from the apartheid government.
South Durban Community Environmental Alliance (SDCEA) works to fight for environmental justice for the vulnerable communities in this area. Air quality monitoring is performed by the SDCEA, in order to have independent data on the air pollution in the community.
The community suffers from high levels of asthma, severe chest pain, cancer and leukemia, due to the industries in the area.