Raw deal: desalinator's job is to remove salt, not sewage


Raw deal: desalinator's job is to remove salt, not sewage

Water desalination contractor Herman Smit believes his pending court action  against the City of Cape Town will reveal, among others, that the city has long been ‘cooking the books’ to hide dangerously high sewage levels in the sea around Cape Town.

A  few months ago, Cape Town’s water desalination contractor Herman Smit turned in desperation to his lawyer and said, “Now I’m going to steal Patricia’s words: I need to get out of this abusive relationship!”

The legal wrangling is complicated, however a dossier of documents from QFS, including the timelines for contractual disputes, can be read here.

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