OUR BURNING PLANET: Top water scientists fuming after ‘God’s yellow machines’ smash open Lake St Lucia mouth

An estimated R747-million was reported to have been spent on a bold plan to restore the natural ecology of one of South Africa’s first World Heritage sites after 60 years of continuous human interference. Now a group of top water and ecology scientists have asked environment minister Barbara Creecy to explain who authorised the sudden policy flip-flop on artificially breaching the Lake St Lucia mouth.