Durban water disaster
𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗮𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗻 𝟵 𝗢𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟮.
Sewage running down the streets, eventually ending up in the ocean. People are getting sick. Tourism is suffering. Carte Blanche goes undercover to expose the source of escalating contamination that’s causing fish kills and threatening Durban’s recovery from the crippling April floods and mudslides that killed 459 people. Excessively high E. coli counts have rendered many beaches off-limits, potentially crippling the region’s economy. In a tale of ageing infrastructure, limited resources, and lacklustre management, we expose the staggering lack of planning and foresight in this coastal city teetering on the edge.
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