Monthly Archives: June 2017
The lack of accountability poses a more severe risk to South Africa than the periodical drought called El Nino: the problem with water in South Africa is El Mokonyane.
South Africa is a water-scarce country with an average annual rainfall of less than 500mm, so, with a growing population of 55 million people, the country faces severe water resource constraints. That difficulty was underlined by the recent calamitous drought. But when it comes to water issues, the worst suffering is caused not by Mother Nature, but by the blatant ignorance of the responsibilities of water custodianship by the Minister of Water and Sanitation, Nomvula Mokonyane. Politics and posturing for control of the spend of water infrastructure are holding South Africa to ransom. Get more