The Freedom Front Plus (FF Plus) said it was time for South Africans to acknowledge that Cape Town Mayor, Patricia de Lille, was squarely to blame for the water crisis that had emerged at that Metro.
The City of Cape Town has been warned that relying on ground water to supplement water supply hard hit by drought was not a viable long-term solution.
The Western Cape government is working in partnership with the private sector, to find creative ways to manage the water crisis that has developed in that province.
It seems that despite all the rain the Western Cape has experienced in recent weeks, dam levels remain critically low.
Knysna Municipality has just been grappling with a fire problem of epic proportions, but the focus will now have to shift towards the massive water crisis facing the region.
Dam storage levels were down by 0.8% from last week to 19.7%, with consumption levels remaining too high, the City said in a statement released on Monday.
The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) has expressed concern over the maladministration by the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS).
Following the City of Cape Town’s release of the list of names of the city’s top water wasters, several people complained that the high water consumption was due to burst pipes below their properties.
The Water and Sanitation Department says that the dams in the Western Cape are far from being at capacity.
The Democratic Alliance in the North West has written an urgent letter to the Director-General of Water and Sanitation, Dan Mashitisho, demanding that he provide feedback on the ongoing water problems and associated dangers at the water storage facility in Stilfontein, which is located along Jan van Riebeeck Road.