Twitter pokes fun at Cape Town crisis

2018-01-26 14:34
PHOTO: Getty Images

PHOTO: Getty Images

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

The Western Cape has a water crisis and if it doesn’t rain soon the province’s water supply could run dry by the beginning of April.

Premier Helen Zille said that Day Zero – when the taps will be turned off, currently scheduled for 12 April – has become a possibility more than a probability.

The tourism sector will also be affected as both local and international travellers are already cancelling trips to the province because of the uncertainties around its water supply.

The Cape Town Tourism CEO, Enver Duminy told the African News Agency that prospective visitors have questions regarding the water crisis.

“As long as there is uncertainty about the water crisis, there will be an impact.”

But Black Twitter always turns a serious issue into a joke and they weighed in on the issue by participating in the #HeyCapeTownChallenge. Check out some of their tweets here:

Of course some people aren’t finding the challenge funny at all. What do you think?

In a media statement, the minister of water and sanitation, Nomvula Mokonyane said the City of Cape Town is still not achieving the target of 500 megalitres per day.

“Urgency is required in assisting the City of Cape Town to avert #DayZero through increases public awareness and enforcement of compliance with water use restrictions in order to stretch the available water resources and minimize the possibility of #DayZero.” 

Read more on:    day zero  |  twitter  |  social media

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.