With Day Zero fast approaching, the City of Cape Town has been receiving some criticism and blame for the management of the current water crisis, with some expects saying the City acted a little too late.
But post-doctoral research fellow at the Global Change Institute at Wits, Dr David Olivier offers a different opinion.
He says the water crisis in Cape Town is the greatest challenge the government has ever been put through and the best performance on earth in terms of managing water crisis.
If we look at what they've been doing even in preparation of the drought, they have been presented with very difficult circumstances...— Dr David Olivier, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Wits
They have managed to pull through in many ways that equals to other country's government, which are in a similar situation.— Dr David Olivier, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Wits
Cape Town has managed to reduce it's conscription to 50% in a couple of years and that's an incredible result...— Dr David Olivier, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Wits
To hear more of Dr David Olivier's opinion on the water crisis, listen below: