South Africa

Published: Saturday 30 June 2001

A South African company continues to sell Chlordane, a toxic pesticide that is banned worldwide. The South African chemical industry stopped selling the pesticide in March 2000. But Gulf Chemicals, a KwaZulu-Natal-based company, continues to manufacture the pesticide, with the approval of Etienne Wolmarans, registrar of the country's department of agriculture. No action has been taken till now against the company.

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