74% Increase in Population, not “Climate Change,” Cause of Cape Town Water Crisis

Rapid overpopulation of the South African city of Cape Town by millions of blacks streaming in from other parts of the country—which has caused a 74 percent increase in the city’s population from 1990 to 2018—is the primary cause of the water crisis facing that city.

Controlled media reports ignore this massive population increase, and hysterically insist that “climate change” is the primary cause, and that this has caused a drought.

While there is most certainly a drought in South Africa’s Western Cape Province, the reality is that there have been many droughts before, and Cape Town—located on the Atlantic Seaboard—has never before actually run out of water.

Official figures show that in 1980 (when Apartheid laws prevented masses of blacks from moving to Cape Town unless they had work—the so-called “Pass Laws,” properly called “Influx Control”), the city’s population was 1.6 million.

In addition, at that time, the white government of South Africa had designated Cape Town and the Western Cape as a “Coloured Labour Preference Area”—that is, priority in employment was mandated for the mixed race inhabitants of the region, known as “Cape Coloureds” in South African parlance.

These two measures ensured that the black population of Cape Town and the Western Cape remained relatively small.

However, the abolition of the Influx Control law in 1986—long before the official end of Apartheid—and the Coloured Labour Preference Area” the same year, caused the first large black population increase in Cape Town.

By 1990, the city’s population had jumped to 2.3 million, and from there it skyrocketed, year upon year, and, as of 2018, stands at over 4 million.

This means that from 1990 to 2018, the population increased by 74.35 percent, an increase which has placed an impossible strain on the natural resources of the region.

The crisis has also been several exacerbated by the “couldn’t care less” attitude of the city’s population.

As pointed out by Cape Town vlogger “GershOne”—an intelligent “Cape Coloured”—only 31 percent of Cape Town residents are actually even attempting to save water, and the black population in particular is literally pouring water away without a care in the world on the streets of the city, as can be seen in the video below:

GershOne also pointed out that the government has announced that even when –and if—Cape Town’s water is cut off, an exception will be made for the black “informal settlements” of  Khayelitsha, Crossroads, Nyanga, and Gugletu.

In other words, although these areas are the worst water wasters, they will not have their water cut off—instead, the largely law-abiding white population of Cape Town (now down to 15 percent of the total) and about half the “Cape Coloured” population (42 percent of the total)—will be punished instead.

Despite all the demographics speaking for themselves, liberal commentators and the controlled media continue to insist that “climate change” has something to do with the crisis in Cape Town.

It does not.

In fact, water shortages are all too common in the Third World, and for the identical reasons in Cape Town: mass urban overpopulation.

Large cities in India, Indonesia, Mexico, and Brazil have all suffered similar crises in the past, with São Paulo, a city of 12 million, coming to within 20 days of a complete shutoff in 2015 (they were saved by rains).

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  1. I suppose SA’s failing electricity supply, sewage system and rocketing crime rate are all down to ‘climate change’ as well.

  2. Having lived and worked in Cape Town back in the seventies, the image of the hideous black shantytown with the beautiful Table Mountain and Lion’s head in the background is heartbreaking. Here is how Europe, North America, Australia, and the few remaining formerly Aryan controlled territories will look in as little as twenty-five years.

  3. Some more underlying reasons.
    Maintenance. Nobody can spell it never mind pronounce it, dont know the meaning ,so bin it!
    Forward planning. They can’t even get backward planning right so what’s the problem.
    Open borders. The rest of Africa is flooding in bringing joy & diversity. Not to mention water pollution, shortages of services & food. Crime here makes Chicago look like a holiday camp.
    This used to be the best country in the world, believe me I know! That was 29 years ago & believe it or not it’s got about 10 more years before it joins Zimbabwe in the competition to see which can be proclaimed the most failed state or whatever!

  4. Apartheid is a complex subject which tends to be oversimplified by moralizing liberals. Obviously certain aspects of it were unjust such as disenfranchising of blacks and coloureds as well as forced re-settlements, but the pass laws were also an attempt to manage internal migration by blacks to prevent the kind of outcome we see in this article with migration from the countryside leading to sprawling shanty towns with all the problems of crime and disease that they bring. I think that insufficient attention has been given to the issue of migration within developing countries which has encouraged governments to have a laissez faire attitude to the issue resulting in huge and overcrowded cities like São Paulo with insufficient infrastructure to support their populations. The former peoples democracies, however, did inhibit uncontrolled migration to cities by ensuring rural districts had sufficient services, cultural facilities and employment opportunities to give people an incentive to stay in the countryside. The Soviet Union, for instance, created new towns in rural areas with manufacturing industries attached to them. The Soviet Union also had an internal passport system inherited from the Tzars intended to inhibit excessive growth of cities due to uncontrolled migration. Of course all that has now gone out the window and millions of poor people from Central Asia are flooding into European Russia with many of them living in cramped and insanitary apartments in Moscow. Apartheid South Africa also attempted to give rural populations an incentive to stay where they are by directing manufacturing investment towards the bantustans

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