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You may not want to swim in the sea after watching this short documentary about the offshore sewage problem in Cape Town [video]
Posted by on Dec 2nd, 2016

It’s been years now that aerial photographs have done the rounds showing what is claimed to be raw untreated sewage coming from ocean sewerage outlets near the shores of Sea Point, Camps Bay and Hout Bay in Cape Town. The outlet pipes apparently pump tens of millions of litres of raw sewerage per day into our oceans and if the pics didn’t concern you then this recent short documentary about the problem may well make you think twice about going for a swim in those areas.

Here’s a previously posted image of the plume off Sea Point by Jean Tresfon.

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Similar pic of Hout Bay HERE.

And this is the short documentary by Cape Town filmmaker Mark Jackson who lifts the lid on the scale of the challenges we face, and offers us some solutions.

Didn’t know the Camps Bay outlet was that close to the shore.


The city of Cape Town has responded in the past to previous claims about the sewage HERE.

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