Orania’s Secret Water Supply

Posted: August 5, 2010 in Uncategorized
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After various posts about Project Coast and Wouter Basson’s plan to poison South Africa’s water, a reader of the Secret South Africa blog sent me an intersting article about Orania.

Orania is a secluded town in the bleak landscape of the Northern Cape Province inhabited by a group of highly nationalistic white Afrikaners. Orania was founded by Carel Boshoff, a former Afrikaner Broederbond member and someone who would definitely identify with the beliefs of someone like Wouter Basson.

According to its founders, the purpose of Orania is to create a town where the preservation of Afrikanerdom’s cultural heritage is strictly observed and the town has been designed to be entirely self-reliant.

Orania manages its own electricity, sewerage and water systems, which are separate to the rest of South Africa’s. What is intriguing is that Orania is an old water town. Does this mean that Orania residents would not be affected if something had to happen to South Africa’s water supply? Orania was founded in 1990, when there were no serious concerns over the future of South Africa’s water supply. Did Boshoff know something that we didn’t?

Orania recently got its own currency. Could this be the beginning of another independent state within South Africa’s borders? Just something to think about…

  1. Seriously says:

    Seriously dude, don’t drink and write. Orania is a micro localism, an economic disaster for SA is an economic disaster for Orania, a poisoned water supply for SA is a poisoned water supply for Orania. They are a peaceful solution to a small ethnic minority and this type of disturbed writing, I mean Wouter Basson poisoning SA from Orania…., seriously put down the ghandga, quite smoking that stuff, it will fry your brain cells.

  2. secretsablog says:

    I appreciate the feedback…

    It might seem like a bit of a stretch but it is pretty interesting that Orania is self-sufficient enough to survive if something happens to South Africa’s water…

    I hope you keep reading the blog as I publish updates…If you have strong views, either positive or negative, please share them…I want to make the blog the best it can possibly be and I want to start discussions…You never know where they can lead…

  3. Kgopotso Chaba says:

    It is impossible to pollute the entire country’s water supply, we draw our waters from millions of water sources and before a batch of water is released, it is tested first so if there are any contaminations, the biggest harm they can do is kill a few 1000 households before an investigation can be launched

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