The latest forecast for Cape Town’s rainfall in June, July and August is that it will be 40% below annual averages. And there are predictions that this drought could last at least two years. Cape Town could become the first world city to simply run out of water due to bad management and too much wishful thinking. And that’s something CapeTalk radio has been emphasizing for months.
Listening to the Kieno Kammies show on CapeTalk last week and the on-air spat about the water crisis between City of Cape Town (CoCT) Mayco member responsible for water, Xanthea Limberg and Tony Ehrenreich (Cosatu), one couldn’t help but feel that politicians put party politics and point-scoring above the interests of the city. It was a spat that made a mockery of the mayor’s call the night before for everybody to work together! Continue reading