A plague on frogs - and the people of Polokwane

A plague on frogs - and the people of Polokwane

Nature buffs unearth dark secrets of dodgy property deals

The Bendor Extension 100 Integrated Housing Development Project on the outskirts of Polokwane has been hailed by Limpopo’s provincial government as a “ground-breaking” housing initiative.

But on closer inspection it looks more like a groundbreaking profiteering initiative; one that will cost the public tens of millions – quite apart from causing the extinction of the rare bullfrogs still found in an adjacent wetland.

It was on a visit to the local vlei that members of the Polokwane Frog Watch group discovered something a lot bigger than the rare frog they were looking for. And so frightening was their discovery that, ever since, Polokwane Frog Watch has functioned rather like a secret society.

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