What is the air quality like at post (good/moderate/bad)? Are there seasonal air quality issues? Does the air quality have an impact on health?

Good - sometimes hazy but usually blue skies and gorgeous sunsets. The weather is generally an advantage to this post, as it is pretty nice year round. - Jan 2020


Air quality at the end of the dry season (October-November) can be pretty bad and causes some breathing difficulties, especially for children. (Mine was hospitalized.) Air quality is very good in summer with the rain. In winter, a haze sets in and there is lots of outdoor burning mostly for heat. - Dec 2019


Very clean air, with blue skies almost daily. - Mar 2019


Terrible. Unless you are in Durban or Capetown there is bad pollution 100% of the time. I have had sinus problems from the day I arrived. If I drive to Joburg, I can see the pollution in the air. - Jun 2018


Air quality is good to very good in my opinion. Someone who is sensitive to dust may have issues but overall I think most will find it more than acceptable here. - Oct 2014


Very good. There is no pollution in Pretoria, clear almost every day. - Jun 2012


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