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South Africa: Why the drought levy tabled by Cape Town’s mayor is unfair

16 Jan 2018, Conversation Media Group, the

As Cape Town struggles with a long drought, the dramatic drop in water usage has meant a large shortfall in projected revenue. To offset this shortfall and finance alternative water sources, the Mayor has proposed an additional, temporary fix in the form of a drought levy.


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