IF MY dear old brother-in-law was still alive today, he would be in panic mode. He liked to drink his scotch half-n-half with lots of water.
That there is a water crisis there is no doubt, but some folk say it is too soon to panic. The dams could still fill up.
To me it is clear that summer is coming and that our rain goddess has gone walkabout.
It is time to think out of the box. Tapping into our groundwater supplies could provide a temporary solution, but they could run dry over time. An environmental disaster perhaps.
The opportunity for South African master mariners and coastal engineers to produce a world first is staring us in the face. Next time the lads go down to Antarctica they must tow back an enormous freshwater iceberg.
We would be the first to tow an iceberg across an ocean. The Canadian oil and gas industry regularly tow icebergs away from offshore platforms, when there is a risk of collision.
Apparently it is cool to have a chunk of iceberg in your fridge. If you chip it off into your Scotch glass it makes a nice crackly sound.
My swaer sou dit geniet het. Alan Carnegie Saldanha