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SA’s water crisis 20 years in the making

South Africa’s dams, lakes and rivers, polluted with sewage, litter and E. coli, were a 20-year water crisis in the making. Water expert Professor Anthony Turton said there has been a water crisis in South Africa for the past two decades. “In 2002, the National Water Strategy Document said we contain basic water and will be water-restricted by 2025, so we’ve had a slow disaster since then,” he said. Turton said they all knew exactly what was going on in terms of the water spoilage. “While this was happening, the government had other priorities. They have chosen to…

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