South Africa is facing a severe water crisis

Jopie Fourie

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Like electricity, they've had decades to get ahead of it... but nope, priorities are looting :thumbsup:

Even if there has not been a single cent looted, we would still have been here today in the exact same position. AA and BEE was the downfall of the ANC. When they introduced this, they could never have predicted that the country would collapse.
 

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Racists! We should only be in the throngs of a severe nationwide water crisis by 2030. Government will look into this in March of 2030. Plenty time to still play candy crush until then.
 

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This. Only so much a goverment can do if there is no water available. Agricultural efficiency plays a big factor. For example, there are so many kettle farms that pretty much sit in the middle of a dry spot.

Many countries face water stress, not just SA. And it's just getting worse. Water will be a commodity in a few decades.
Water is (as to will be) a commodity.
 

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Racists! We should only be in the throngs of a severe nationwide water crisis by 2030. Government will look into this in March of 2030. Plenty time to still play candy crush until then.
Sadly, thats exactly how we roll here
 

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Have you guys forgotten about the legacy of apartheid? Shame on you all. /s
 

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Whatever happened to the next phase of the Lesotho Highlands project? That was supposed to provide water security for decades.
 

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Even if there has not been a single cent looted, we would still have been here today in the exact same position. AA and BEE was the downfall of the ANC. When they introduced this, they could never have predicted that the country would collapse.

If they hadn't looted there would have been money for maintenance, doubt they would've bothered though,

Still get told by staff at wek about children in Cosmo City whose game it it's to play up and down the streets opening taps and leaving them to run :mad:

Apparently the mothers don't see a problem.
 

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Whatever happened to the next phase of the Lesotho Highlands project? That was supposed to provide water security for decades.
Delayed by nomvula so she could insert looting fronts into the contractor chain
 

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This. Only so much a goverment can do if there is no water available. Agricultural efficiency plays a big factor. For example, there are so many kettle farms that pretty much sit in the middle of a dry spot.

Many countries face water stress, not just SA. And it's just getting worse. Water will be a commodity in a few decades.
Nothing has changed and that is just hogwash. We don't have a water shortage but rather unusable water. They've been warned about this for decades but did nothing. Even the monsoon won't be enough with how they manage it.
 

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This. Only so much a goverment can do if there is no water available. Agricultural efficiency plays a big factor. For example, there are so many kettle farms that pretty much sit in the middle of a dry spot.

Many countries face water stress, not just SA. And it's just getting worse. Water will be a commodity in a few decades.
That's crazy how can a kettle be expected to function without water. My last kettle was probably from one of these farms. It died within 6 months of me purchasing it.

The next I'll be sure to make sure a kettle is free range and from an area that has a decent supply of water.
 

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Looking at the Western Cape water crisis makes me think the Namib and Karoo must be expanding. Which basically WC is pretty much f"cked if that is the case.
 
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