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There’s hope on the horizon

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But don’t stop doing all you can to save our most precious resource

One of my pet hates is to see disabled parking bays being abused, so I thought the photograph on the right really sums up the situation. 

It not only applies to parking bays, but everything else going on around us at the moment, especially in terms of the water crisis. 
So many people from the national government down are being stupid about the situation. The way things have been put across has led to fear and misunderstanding. 
I believe there are some glimmers of hope at the end of the tunnel – water is starting to reappear on the shelves and Cape Town is returning a little bit to its laidback self. 
I am certainly not suggesting we should stop being careful. In fact I want everyone to keep trying to save more. 
While I write this our washing machine is running on filtered borehole water for the first time, so I have gone as far as I am going for now. 
Hopefully we have all learnt our lessons about waste and that we will be better people going forward. 
My prayer is that the younger generations have seen what can happen without proper planning, and that they will do their bit to protect the future. For those of you who may be interested, I will be back on Cape Talk with Pippa Hudson at 1.30pm on February 22.
*Handy Mac, aka Don MacAlister, is our expert on household DIY issues. If you have a question for him, please send it to or SMS only to 082 446 3859. Find Don on FB:

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