A Tale of Two Cities

Cape Town is two cities in one: one is an affluent global city; the other is a city of poverty, slums, shackdwellers and homeless people, with little to no municipal services. Whilst it boasts some of the most glamorous suburbs in the world, in 2013 there were …

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Water Sources

Cape Town is not only surrounded by water, but enmeshed with water, with 14 rivers and 10 wetlands, and has been shortlisted for accreditation as a Ramsar Wetland City. Wetlands sit between the surface water bodies and groundwater, and include vleis …

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Waste Water

Collectively, Capetonians produce hundreds of millions of litres of grey and black waste water per day. This is water from bathrooms, kitchens, toilets, and other drains. It also includes liquid waste from hospitals and factories, some of which is highly polluted.…

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