Cape Town: Life without Water | FT Features – Video

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‘Rich people don’t sleep well when poor people are thirsty.’ How Cape Town residents are living with the threat of the taps running dry and have changed their relationship with water forever.

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  1. I don't get how the old lady could possibly feel good about drilling for water to fill up her pool and water her lawn while she recognizes that the rest of Cape Town is suffering privations under the water shortage. She is depriving others of groundwater resources to keep herself comfortable.

  2. Poor people are going to starve to death, and soon will be uprisings over water


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