Something is Rotten in Durban (Paperback & Kindle)

Illegal waste dumps are becoming all too ubiquitous in South Africa. Our neighbourhoods are being rapidly turned into dumping grounds by unscrupulous, ignorant and selfish pillagers. We watch with anger and a sense of helplessness as our neighbourhoods are turned into wastelands.

“Something is Rotten in Durban” initiates the discussion of illegal dumping of waste, with news of the death of little Jordan Lewis, in a bold attempt to draw the reader’s attention to the criminality and seriousness of illegal dumping.

At best it attempts to describe this worldwide phenomenon of illegal waste dumping as it plays out in the dirty streets of South Africa.

Reviewing Environmental Impact Assessments (Kindle)

An indispensable guide in assisting environmental assessment practitioners (EAPs), reviewing authorities and the general public in reviewing EIA reports.

Many communities directly impacted on by development activities, generally find it intimidating to contribute, let alone comment on EIA processes and reports. They are usually bombarded with scientific and environmental jargon (sometimes deliberately), and if they do comment or contribute, they do so without fully appreciating their own rights and the obligations of the developer or EAP. It is hoped that this book empowers civil society to become active participants in EIA processes pertaining to developments and activities affecting their health and well-being.

About the author

Kuben Samie is an environmental activist from Durban, South Africa. He has over 20 years experience in the environmental field. He holds degrees in Zoology and Law, and is an Advocate of the High Court of South Africa .

He is currently campaigning to save the historic Cato Manor Indian Cemetery and Crematorium in Durban.