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Beitbridge economic zone ‘may harm wetlands’ in South Africa


Scientific advisory group recommends halting Musina-Makhado Special Economic Zone development

The proposed development of the Musina-Makhado Special Economic Zone in South Africa’s Limpopo province poses a threat to local natural heritage, a science advisory committee has found.

The zone, designated in 2017 but not yet operational, is planned for the area surrounding the Beitbridge Border Post between South Africa and Zimbabwe—one of the busiest ports of entry to South Africa and its chief gateway to the Southern African Development Community.

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