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Why is Cape Town running out of water?

Why is Cape Town running out of water?

(2:08) South Africa's second-largest city is set to become the first major world hub to run out of water.

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Guest: Fujirider (124 days ago)

Vocal fry....arrrrgh.

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Vocal fry....arrrrgh.

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Guest: SA1 (124 days ago)

I was told by a South Afican friend from Cape Town that indeed this is correct, lack of planning, knowledge and controll. She went on to say the reason that this occurred was after the ending of apartheid, the incumbent people in jobs with this knowledge were removed and replaced with people to reflect the overal national population. The majority of these replacements were with people who did not have the knowledge and skills required to be efective in the role and hence now the problems. Apparently the issues go wider with problems in agraculture, power generation, manufacturing.

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I was told by a South Afican friend from Cape Town that indeed this is correct, lack of planning, knowledge and controll. She went on to say the reason that this occurred was after the ending of apartheid, the incumbent people in jobs with this knowledge were removed and replaced with people to reflect the overal national population. The majority of these replacements were with people who did not have the knowledge and skills required to be efective in the role and hence now the problems. Apparently the issues go wider with problems in agraculture, power generation, manufacturing.

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Guest: Guesting (123 days ago)

I'm sorry. As originally a strong believer in the post-Apartheid regime (read: Mandela, not Mbeki and even worse, Zuma), I have to point out that this is generally correct. I do knot know whether this was crucial to the water cricis, but it seems reasonable.

Anyone dismissing this is racist talk should simply try to get some information. South Africa is the most fascinating country I have visited. First ruined by Apartheid. Now by the post-Mandela ANC, which has grown more and more corrupt in addition to being lead by incompetent people. It's tragic. I hope the removal of Zuma will help.

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I'm sorry. As originally a strong believer in the post-Apartheid regime (read: Mandela, not Mbeki and even worse, Zuma), I have to point out that this is generally correct. I do knot know whether this was crucial to the water cricis, but it seems reasonable.

Anyone dismissing this is racist talk should simply try to get some information. South Africa is the most fascinating country I have visited. First ruined by Apartheid. Now by the post-Mandela ANC, which has grown more and more corrupt in addition to being lead by incompetent people. It's tragic. I hope the removal of Zuma will help.

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No apology needed, you're absolutely right, old chap. Charming and fascinating people, those ethnics, but simply not up to the job. Just not used to it, you see? Apartheid was rather vulgar but no excuse for monkeys running the circus.

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No apology needed, you're absolutely right, old chap. Charming and fascinating people, those ethnics, but simply not up to the job. Just not used to it, you see? Apartheid was rather vulgar but no excuse for monkeys running the circus.

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Guest: (124 days ago)

Yeah blame the blacks

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Yeah blame the blacks

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Guest: open (124 days ago)

Well thats not nice, why do you blame them?

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Well thats not nice, why do you blame them?

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