Cape Town faces a new threat – not just from the imminent approach of Day Zero, but from the spread of mosquitos.

As our dams dry up and water is becoming increasingly stored, breeding conditions for mosquitos are becoming increasingly favourable with the rise of stagnant water.

Associate Professor Mike Picker from the University of Cape Town explains how, through water-saving initiatives, we may be creating ideal conditions for the spread of mosquitos as the drought tightens its grip over the Western Cape. The threat of water-borne disease is also a hot topic at the moment.

 

 

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Justin Williams

Justin Williams is a born-and-bred Capetonian with a flair for writing. His icons include the late South African authors Lawrence Green, Eric Rosenthal and T.V. Bulpin, literary figures who continuously inspire him to cover the avenues of lifestyle, travel and nature in a local context. When Justin's not covering a story, he can be found in the mountains - he's a renowned wild food forager and is currently learning herbalism.