Water scarce and being made scarcer

In South Africa, we are water scarce.  Our water is constantly threatened by pollution from industry, agriculture and mining, especially mining waste.  In addition, people throw their waste out of their cars and buses.  We are a dirty country.  We have no self respect.

It shows up in our child rape statistics.  Our resort to violence to solve problems – which doesn’t work.  And tolerating a government which doesn’t account to its electorate.

We are committing suicide.

When are we going to call our government to account on its failures?  When are we going to respect ourselves enough to build a future?

When are we going to go out and pick up the rubbish?  Love the children and protect them?

When are we going to love ourselves more than bribes and corruption?

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4 Responses to “Water scarce and being made scarcer”

  1. Pat Barwise Says:

    The politicians are not called to account because of the nature of our representation in parliament – some unamed unaccountable yet powerful cabal decides who will sit in Parliament instead of the electorate. It is time to attach sitting politicans to a constituency.

  2. Thabang ngcozela Says:

    our river programme have and continue opening up opportunities for the tens of women and youth involved. Build river was identified by a group of women as a resource that needs to be protected and its life advanced. A group of women organised by the coalition for environmental justice started river education and clean up programme. As a results the women and youth involved now have household gardens, clean the river twice a week, monitor what happens around the river on daily basis, educate communities living next to the river, working close with other role players, undertaking river tours, initiating a big organic garden next to the river, learning about other environmental and climate change issues. The programme has attracted the interest of the deputy minister dwa who visited the river on the seventeen of may.workshops on what self generated jobs could emerged from the river through the use of existing resources and forming partnership with other institutions. It is a case of local people in particular women taking up environmental action to empower themselves whilst at the same time mobilizing the communities involved.

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