On 16 May 2015 a meeting was held in the Hout Bay Community Centre (more usually referred to as the Old Bowling Club) called by Dr N Mbombo, the Minister of Health in the Provincial Government of the Western Cape (PGWC). The meeting was the third in a series called by the minister to give the communities in Hout Bay the authorities’ version of the steps that have been taken to date in respect
The City’s Fresh Water Crisis
Concerned water expert professionals have been warning the City for 10 years that its burgeoning population, stemming from the constant influx of people from the Eastern Cape in particular, and the negative effects of climate change on the drought prone Western Cape, would lead to dire water shortages unless immediate steps were taken to augment the area’s fresh water supply.
Nothing was done by our Western Cape or Cape Town political leaders until a few weeks ago.