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Cape Town water crisis: 7 myths that must be bust

7 Nov 2017, Conversation Media Group, the

Several myths have risen out of the current drought in South Africa and water crisis in Cape Town. Social and popular media reporting suggest that local authorities could have anticipated the drought and that the city failed to enforce water use restrictions. This blame shifting could result in increased water wastage rather than motivating water saving.


    National Platform
  • National Platform Focal Point:
    Department of Water Affairs and Forestry (DWAF)
  • Website: http://www.dwaf.gov.za/
  • Contact:Deputy Director Veldfires Regulation
  • Phone:012 334 0404 0828845541


  • Hyogo Framework for Action
  • HFA Focal Point:
    Department of Water Affairs and Forestry (DWAF)
  • Website: http://www.dwaf.gov.za/
  • Contact:Deputy Director Veldfires Regulation
  • Phone:012 334 0404 0828845541


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