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Desiree Tucker Johnson • 1 year ago

How do I get onto the webinar please

Nadia Boucher Coombe • 1 year ago

Will the webinar be available for download afterward?

Jacques Passier • 1 year ago

Some info from Wesgro: Tourism is vital for the Cape economy. While international tourists only make up 1% of the population during peak season, they support over 300,000 jobs.

Piet Botha • 1 year ago

What worries me is that the Argus cycle tour happens in the second week of March with probably about 100 000 souls descending on Cape Town and surrounding areas. Is it wise to carry on with the event?

Sakhele Ndabeni • 1 year ago

Piet...i guess the must travell with their water....compromising their luggage

Esme • 1 year ago

I agree. Why add extra pressure on a really critical part of the country by concentrating a lot of extra people at one stage in a specific area. I have nothing against the race or anyone competing, but living here, I know how this is affecting us. So, I think knowing the problem we have, it will not make sense to have so many people come for 3 or 4 days and add extra pressure.
The point is just....does money way heavier than the water and those that will not have access to it anymore at day 0 .....?

Jacques Passier • 1 year ago

1. You've overestimated number of tourists the event attracts. The majority of participants of the Argus Cycle Tour, as well as the Cape Town Marathon, are from Cape Town and the surrounding areas. So the burden on water resources is not as heavy as you think it is. 2. Don't look at these events and tourism as money spinners. They're job and livelihood creators and maintainers. The agricultural sector has already shed over 30 000 jobs. That's 30 000 people without money for food, water, electricity, clothes, education for kids, etc... And little hope of finding another job in this depressed economy. Can Cape Town and the Western Cape afford more unemployed people? Unlike you, these people will be doubly affected by Day Zero. They'll not only be jobless but also less able to handle Day Zero because they can't pay for water containers and transport to and from water collection points. Also, small tourism businesses are facing cancelled bookings and loss of income when they still have the same overheads. Many will face closure during this time, not just a cut in profits. It's not a simple thing to reduce tourism and reduce the water crisis. That will create more problems. Rather use less than your allotted 50 litres a day so that a tourist can come spend their money in tourism, keep businesses afloat and keep people in jobs.