SOURCE: Business Live, South Africa

DATE: October 30, 2017

SNIP: [T]here is a growing likelihood of mass migration of people over a frighteningly short time as the Cape’s economy begins to fail. In the worst-case scenario, SA may be faced with millions of water refugees. And the people who are unable to migrate will face enormous difficulties just to gain access to drinking water, while the sewerage system collapses, disease breaks out and medical services fail.

The Cape’s water crisis is a humanitarian disaster in the making from which the country certainly cannot recover.