#WorldWaterDay: How water shortage in Cape Town is affecting residents in informal settlements
by: Onele Liwani - 22 March 2017
Dam levels in Cape Town have been desperately low over the past few months with the city enacting water restrictions and fines for people found to be wasting water.
For #WorldWaterDay I wanted to see how the water shortages are affecting the most vulnerable people in the city, the poor. I visited two areas, Marikana (an informal settlement in Philippi) and Lower Crossroads (a township) to see how people are getting on. Some residents in Lower Crossroads say the city must also take responsibility for the situation because they don’t fix burst pipes in the area, even after reporting them several times.
Photography by Onele Liwani
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