Wa­ter not for splash­ing in


Finweek English Edition - - The Finweek -

SEV­ERAL NEWS­PA­PERS re­sponded to the new warn­ings that SA – one of the 35 dri­est coun­tries – must pre­pare it­self for se­ri­ous wa­ter short­ages in the next five to 10 years. Two of the lat­est warn­ings – from CSIR sci­en­tist An­thony Tur­ton and for­mer Wa­ter Af­fairs di­rec­tor gen­eral Mike Muller – men­tioned wa­ter short­ages in Gaut­eng by 2013. THE SATUR­DAY STAR said the warn­ing about Gaut­eng shouldn’t be un­der­es­ti­mated and that Gov­ern­ment must re­verse the loss of skills and wast­ing in­fra­struc­ture as a mat­ter of ur­gency, or Jo­han­nes­burg could be­come an “ur­ban waste­land”. Beeld said politi­cians should stop talk­ing about cli­mate change and pol­lu­tion but should do some­thing about them.

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