City offers support to Nelson Mandela Bay on looming Day Zero

21 Jun 2022 in Where We Govern

All South Africans share a sense of great concern about the current water crisis facing Nelson Mandela Bay and the prospect that the metro will run out of water before the end of June.

On Friday, Executive Mayor, Geordin-Hill Lewis wrote to the Mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay Metro, Eugené Johnson, to offer Cape Town’s technical advice, assistance, and disaster management support.

The threat of our own potential Day Zero in 2018 is still fresh in the memories of Capetonians as we too faced a devastating multi-year drought. Thankfully we avoided this, and we have learnt many valuable lessons from that crisis.

In the hope that there is still time to avoid the worst in Nelson Mandela Bay, the City of Cape Town would like to offer our help.

We will gladly make a team of our Disaster Risk Management (DRM) officials, as well as technical and engineering teams, available to assist in whichever way possible.