Elections 2021: Fragile coalitions erode basic services in Nama Khoi municipality

schumi

Honorary Master
Joined
Mar 26, 2010
Messages
24,312
A permanent stream runs through the desert from Nababeep northwards towards the Orange River. It is a river of unadulterated sewage that remains as black water for at least three kilometres. Its source: the town sewage works under management of the Nama Khoi Municipality.
fragile-coalitions-erode-basic-services-nama-khoi-municipality



With little to dilute it (the region receives 167mm of rain per year) the stream remains visibly polluted and continues to stink for at least 3.5km downstream of the sewage works before the valley turns west to eventually join the Skaaprivier.
Johannes Meyer, who has lived nearby since 1985, said while it has always been a channel for effluent from the sewage works, the water used to look clean, which would still be the case if the waste water was properly treated. It has been in its current state since he retired from working at a nearby copper mine in 2010.

According to the National Department of Water and Sanitation Integrated Regulatory System dashboard, the last analysis of effluent from Nababeep’s waste water treatment works dated 6 April completely failed to comply with minimum standards. The plant obtained 0% for microbiological and operational compliance.

In an attempt to locate ward councillor Gillian Peters (ANC), a municipal worker who had just finished repairing a water leak, said, “If you find her take a photograph so we can see what she looks like.”
Peters was not at the municipal offices in Nababeep and did not answer the cellphone number provided by officials.

More at: https://www.groundup.org.za/article/fragile-coalitions-erode-basic-services-nama-khoi-municipality/
 

Sollie

Honorary Master
Joined
Apr 20, 2005
Messages
11,555
In an attempt to locate ward councillor Gillian Peters (ANC), a municipal worker who had just finished repairing a water leak, said, “If you find her take a photograph so we can see what she looks like.

:ROFL: :ROFL: :ROFL:
 
Top