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Cape Town (South Africa) - "Day Zero" looms for water!

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posted on Sep, 24 2017 @ 07:18 PM
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a reply to: halfoldman

Well that's what makes the most sense to me, if anyone has a more logical reason I'm all ears.

Anyhow I hope it rains soon there mate, as it looks rather scary from this end of the world.

It has not rained here for 3 months and its getting scary I couldn't imagine what it's like for you guys.




posted on Sep, 24 2017 @ 07:23 PM
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Marikana - not telling people what to vote for.
But what a song:



Ndimele ndimathabathe iipili.
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posted on Sep, 24 2017 @ 09:03 PM
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Toto - Africa.




posted on Sep, 24 2017 @ 09:12 PM
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originally posted by: CB328
Sigh, us scientifically minded people have been warning for decades that these problems were coming due to our overblown population, but no one could be bothered to listen.

Drought, flooding, damaging hurricanes, there were lots of warnings, but I guess the truth was too inconvenient.



Nope.

Read the OP, again, slower....

This is HUMAN-caused, mismanagement by the ANC...oh, right, forgot, can't criticise socialists.......too inconvenient....
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posted on Sep, 24 2017 @ 09:36 PM
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I'm also in the southern hemisphere and our winter rains came in a little late this year so let's hope it's a similar situation for you guys (fingers crossed). Weather is a fickle and volatile thing to be dependant on.



posted on Sep, 24 2017 @ 09:46 PM
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a reply to: halfoldman

Thank you for sharing this info, 1/2.

I wonder, does N. Africa have plenty of water? Will they share?



posted on Sep, 24 2017 @ 09:54 PM
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Where I'm at started to drought but am surrounded by water go figure, it was a very wet winter and equally dry summer. Hopefully Cape Town can have a turn around with the weather.

Otherwise you'll be stuck with companies selling the water back to the people. It's happening in Vancouver, BC with Nestle selling the "stolen" water back to people. Voters in Oregon said no to them in a location, Canada should do the same-more here- Source.

It might be rainy in the NW, but that water can go away just as quickly as anywhere and it's bad enough using the heavily "recycled" polluted city for many people: "Earth's Groundwater Basins Are Running Out of Water" - More here. Last I heard they were adding fees for usage, which should be in place, but doubtful that is enough action.
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posted on Sep, 24 2017 @ 10:16 PM
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a reply to: dreamingawake

I think we had had a similar issue with some of the natural springs along Table Mountain.
People took and even sold the water.
But it appears they are now shut or off limits.



posted on Sep, 24 2017 @ 10:44 PM
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Are we the canary in the coalmine?
A lot of things happened here that suddenly explode onto the world stage.
If aliens were to land they'd probably land in Cape Town first.



posted on Sep, 24 2017 @ 10:45 PM
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originally posted by: halfoldman

If aliens were to land they'd probably land in Cape Town first.


Hey i saw that movie!



posted on Sep, 25 2017 @ 06:34 AM
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originally posted by: halfoldman
a reply to: Starcrossd

I could begin to describe it, mention article after article.

I'm also not the brightest spark in the fire right now.

But it seems to be coming.

I mean the whole city already has stringent water restrictions.
But nothing is helping much.

I fear the day will come where water is shipped from other provinces, and everyone must stand in line.
And that is just water to drink.

www.groundup.org.za...



Whoa whoa now, they won't be able to pull our heart strings if they did something that made sense. Or separate money from our pockets.

Cue the sad Christmas commercials.

edit on 25-9-2017 by WhyDidIJoin because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 25 2017 @ 12:36 PM
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SA is getting what it deserves for the mis treatment of its white population. A majority of the scientist there were white and are now either gone of their own accord or murdered as white devils. same for the farmers there.

Nelson mandela made me sick with his BS. Rainbow coalition? HA more like All th ecolors minus white.



posted on Sep, 25 2017 @ 05:42 PM
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originally posted by: yuppa
SA is getting what it deserves for the mis treatment of its white population. A majority of the scientist there were white and are now either gone of their own accord or murdered as white devils. same for the farmers there.

Nelson mandela made me sick with his BS. Rainbow coalition? HA more like All th ecolors minus white.


WOW
You have reached a new height of ignorance.

You have forgotten Apartheid already? Maybe you choose to ignore it altogether.

What happened to the white farmers there was nothing to what happened to ALL of the black population during apartheid.
You know this yet blame SA's current situation on what happened to white people?

WHY GODDAMIT, WHY??

If your post was presented by almost anyone else i would laugh at it because i would take it naturally as sarcasm.
But unfortunately for those of us that have read it, its not.

Im actually lost for words here, cant get my head around it
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posted on Sep, 25 2017 @ 08:42 PM
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originally posted by: SecretKnowledge

originally posted by: yuppa
SA is getting what it deserves for the mis treatment of its white population. A majority of the scientist there were white and are now either gone of their own accord or murdered as white devils. same for the farmers there.

Nelson mandela made me sick with his BS. Rainbow coalition? HA more like All th ecolors minus white.


WOW
You have reached a new height of ignorance.

You have forgotten Apartheid already? Maybe you choose to ignore it altogether.

What happened to the white farmers there was nothing to what happened to ALL of the black population during apartheid.
You know this yet blame SA's current situation on what happened to white people?

WHY GODDAMIT, WHY??

If your post was presented by almost anyone else i would laugh at it because i would take it naturally as sarcasm.
But unfortunately for those of us that have read it, its not.

Im actually lost for words here, cant get my head around it


when you kill off th epeople who build ,maintain,and otherwise know how to do crap you screw yourself. The SA government has done so. and members here willl testify that they are killing white people off at a alarming rate.

White genocide in South Africa

Onw wrong does not make a right does it? Now the SA leadership is doing worse than the Whites were doing.
SO yes i DO blame it somewhat on the new people in charge for killing off people they could had used to offset the drough.



posted on Sep, 25 2017 @ 08:48 PM
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is there an aquifer or water table there with all the mining equipment there drilling deep water wells there should not be a problem. i live in nc and when i was a kid everyone in my neighbor hood had a well and a wellhouse but when i was 12 all the wells were unhooked and evryone got hooked up to county water in sewer systems and some people who werev to far out had county water meters added to there wells.



posted on Sep, 27 2017 @ 01:17 AM
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You have a nerve,berating yuppa for ignorance..I have lived all my life in SA,and i can tell you,while apartheid was an unjust,horrible,unnatural thing,blacks were not slaughtered by the thousands,as is and has been happening to the whites here.Another thing,because of apartheid,that has been gone for decades,should the ANC forever get a free pass for their corruption and bungling?



posted on Sep, 27 2017 @ 01:23 AM
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a reply to: Pilgrum

We got our first thunderstorm of the summer last night here in Mpumalanga Province but while it did rain some,it was not one of those nice long rainy nights.Still it's a start.



posted on Sep, 27 2017 @ 01:28 AM
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a reply to: yuppa
There is something called a rebound effect. Humans are odd creatures. Repression does not bring out the best in them.

So, you think apartheid should have remained?

Do the whites deserve what's happening? Probably not, not most of them. Is it surprising? No.

It is true however, that our experience (in the US) has been somewhat different.

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posted on Sep, 27 2017 @ 12:48 PM
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Just want to point out shortly that while there are various strong opinions on South Africa (which as far as I'm concerned are all welcome), the water crisis in the Western Cape is affecting everyone, regardless of race.
And it's going to get worse as the water runs down.

In our local Tygerburger community newspapers (27 September 2017: p.3) today they wrote that due to level 5 water restrictions the showers at gyms and sports clubs are going to be disconnected.
issuu.com...

Well, the gym I go is pretty much a budget gym (no pool or saunas - most of which have already been shut for bigger operations), and it is very mixed race.
If this applies to our gym it will be a huge headache.
I mean, not everyone goes home straight after a work-out.
It will be sad if people stop going, because it was one of the few spaces where you could socialize with people from all backgrounds.

My wet-wipe idea didn't go down very well in the the locker room.
Another alternative would be to get a truck with sea-water, and hose everybody down.

Then I'm wondering if the basins and toilets will still work?
I hope they don't shut down the entire gym.

That would be a pity.
Just as you're doing something healthy that saves the state money on the health budget (especially chronic diseases caused by lack of exercise) in a non-politicized environment, where everybody still gets along without the invective that made campuses unpleasant, it would be a pity to ruin such spaces.

I have a feeling though that a lot of people are going to be very upset, since a lot of the water being cut-off has already been paid in advance with individual membership fees.
Not sure what a solution could be, but they better find one.
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posted on Oct, 4 2017 @ 05:47 PM
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The Western Cape administration has released its water disaster management plan.
www.iol.co.za...

Phase Two includes bringing in the national army.
Oh great, more people who need water!
Why not train locals and end tourist season - 2 million expected until the next winter rainfall.
In fact, close all influx to the province.

I wrote this little spoof song, thinking Bob Geldof might come out of retirement and do something for us.

"We are the Cape
We are the thirsty
Please send your water now
Just not too earthy.
We are the Cape
We are the dirty
Please send us wet-wipes now
In packs of thirty.
There are politicians,
Facing sewage pies.
And it's not just hippies
Who are covered in fat flies.
We are the Cape
We need refreshment.
Please make a water cannon
An SANDF deployment".
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