SA’s cholera outbreak is a reflection of managerial failure


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South Africa should not have had a cholera outbreak at all considering the percentage of investments that have been put in waste water treatments.

Senior Lecturer in the Department of Environmental and Geographical Science at UCT, Kevin Winter says the cholera outbreak being witnessed is a reflection of the failure that occurred in the management of the water management system.

He was speaking as the Department of Water and Sanitation released its Blue Drop Water Report which highlighted that deterioration of the quality of South Africa’s drinkable water.

Winter emphasized that it’s imperative for municipalities to play their due part to ensure that the quality of water provided to residences are at least meeting the minimum requirements.


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