What’s in the water? Cape residents are sweating over it

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What’s in the water? Cape residents are sweating over it

Residents have raised an alarm about the Zandvlei reserve

Senior reporter

It’s one of Cape Town’s most popular recreational areas, but for how long?

Sewage spills last month into the Zandvlei Nature Reserve in Lakeside/Muizenberg forced a ban on all watersports for two weeks after water tests showed unsafe pollution levels. The ban was lifted on Friday amid ongoing concern about pollution both in the estuary and in the ocean where the city releases treated sewage.

The city last week denied any knowledge of “infections” as a result of contact with polluted water in the Zandvlei Reserve after residents took to social media to express outrage...

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