Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell. Edward Abbey

04 February 2010

Gauteng taps to run dry by 2013

M&G today reports on a study by Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) concluding that South Africa's water demand will exceed supply by 2025. Areas in the Witwatersrand are likely to experience "water shortages" within the next three years. THREE YEARS. Yes, THAT'S THREE YEARS FROM NOW.

Many millions of people in SA already face serious water shortages and surprise, surprise, they are the poorest members of society.  But the rivers themselves and the plant and animal communities that depend on them are suffering too and will not be recognised, as only human rights are protected in the constitution. But that's a whole different debate.

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