Witte Controversy

An article in The Sunday Times by Bobby Jordan from the 6th of December 2015 about farmers upstream of Bainskloof Village diverting most of the Witte River’s water to their own lands.

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Witte before

A photograph taken in the 1960s of the Witte River above the weir before farmers bulldozed the run.


Witte after

This black and white photograph was taken by Ed Herbst in the early ’80s after the farmers had, without consulting anyone, simply bulldozed a section of the river above the weir open. It shows Kas Hamman, then deputy director of Cape Nature Conservation.