How severe is the drought?

The causes of Cape Town’s water crisis are hotly contested. There is a drought, of course. But there are also other reasons brought up in the public discourse, particularly on social media, such as population and water demand growth, unreported agricultural use, invasive species sucking out water in catchments, poor planning and mismanagement of water…

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Day Zero Start

You might earn your fortune sweating in the Gauteng money mills, but Cape Town is where you spend it. Well, maybe also elsewhere in the Cape, but certainly not in infra dig KwaZulu-Natal – ugh! The biannual invasion of the hinterland’s déclassé white trash and, all year round, so many darkies and charous – nor…

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Water Crisis Hitting Tourism

A chronic drought that could leave South Africa’s Cape Town without water within weeks is hurting visitor numbers and knocking a rare economic bright spot, officials said on Friday. With experts predicting Cape Town will run out of water in mid-April, residents have been told to limit usage to 50 litres per person per day.…

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