The Joint Association Member Meeting (JAMMS) held its biggest ever meeting when over 600 people from the tourism and hospitality industries came to interact with the City of Cape Town and Provincial government over plans for Day Zero – the day most taps are turned off and even stricter water rationing starts – now set for 4 June 2018.
JAMMS represents Cape Town Tourism, FEDHASA Cape, SAACI Western Cape and SATSA Western Cape, who have been trying to get answers for their members from the relevant authorities since a possible Day Zero was first mooted. With no success.
On June 1, the City of Cape Town (CoCT) follows in Eskom’s infamous electricity loadshedding footsteps and plans to introduce watershedding. Poor planning and management means that Capetonians will be inconvenienced and suffer hardships, but what does it mean for the Province’s tourism industry — its economic lifeblood?
Visiting Cape Town — and many of the towns in the Province — for a dirty weekend or holiday could take on an entirely new connotation! The biggest challenge is that no-one knows what to expect. Will the water supply that allows a shower only last a few hours a day with a lifeline trickle at other times? Which areas might have to rely on water tankers alone? Continue reading →