Full interviews

The most comprehensive resource of first-hand reflections on the crisis

Conducted and filmed over the twelve-month period from September 2018 to September 2019, the 39 in-depth interviews below, with a total runtime of 43 hours, constitute the largest collection of first-hand reflections on the drought and the Cape Town water crisis. Interviewees were selected to represent a variety of viewpoints, backgrounds and sectors, and generously contributed their thinking rooted in experience and knowledge ranging over a widely diverse set of disciplines and subject areas. These filmed interviews provided the raw material from which the lessons in the learning outputs were distilled.

Duration: 01:06:23

Amanda Gcanga
Researcher: Western Cape Economic Development Partnership

Duration: 01:01:49

Jessica Wilson
Previously programme manager: Environmental Monitoring Group

Duration: 01:35:46

George Gabriel
Social anthropologist, consultant and facilitator

Duration: 01:07:05

Andrew Boraine
CEO: Western Cape Economic Development Partnership

Duration: 00:30:24

Feroz Koor
Group head of sustainability: Woolworths

Duration: 01:00:42

Prof Mark New
Pro Vice-Chancellor for Climate Change: University of Cape Town

Duration: 01:00:17

Dr Piotr Wolski
Research Associate: Climate System Analysis Group, UCT

Duration: 00:58:21

Mike Mulcahy
CEO: GreenCape

Duration: 00:51:30

Dr Rolfe Eberhard
Independent public policy advisor

Duration: 01:01:22

Assoc Prof Gina Ziervogel
Research chair: African Climate and Development Initiative, UCT

Duration: 02:01:21

Dr Kevin Winter
Senior lecturer: Environmental and Geographical Science, UCT

Duration: 00:43:48

Mike Spicer
Deputy chairman: Wesgro

Duration: 00:44:32

Nardo Snyman
Sustainability specialist: Growthpoint Properties

Duration: 01:07:40

Claire Pengelly
Water programme manager: GreenCape

Duration: 00:49:35

David Green
CEO: V&A Waterfront

Duration: 02:26:18

Craig Kesson
Chief Resilience Officer: City of Cape Town

Duration: 01:45:53

Gareth Morgan
Director: Resilience, City of Cape Town

Duration: 00:48:55

Carl Opperman
CEO: Agri Wes Cape

Duration: 01:24:00

Priya Reddy
Director: Communication, City of Cape Town

Duration: 00:44:10

André Roux
Director: Sustainable Resource Management, Western Cape Govt

Duration: 01:14:07

Barry Wood
Manager: Bulk Water, City of Cape Town

Duration: 01:37:11

Alderman Ian Neilson
Deputy Mayor: City of Cape Town

Duration: 00:58:13

Thabo Lusithi
Western Cape Water Caucus coordinator: EMG

Duration: 00:27:54

Nathan Geffen
Founder: GroundUp

Duration: 00:34:35

Louise Stafford
Director: The Nature Conservancy

Duration: 01:15:52

Helen Davies
Chief Director: Green Economy, Western Cape Government

Duration: 02:15:06

Councillor Xanthea Limberg
Mayoral committee member for Water: City of Cape Town

Duration: 00:49:20

Charlton Ziervogel
Managing Director: Community Organisation Resource Centre

Duration: 00:25:14

Mavis Manyati
Community leader: Block 6, Philippi

Duration: 00:58:08

Prof Martine Visser
Professor: School of Economics, University of Cape Town

Duration: 01:17:32

Dr Lloyd Fisher-Jeffes
Water resources engineer: Aurecon

Duration: 00:54:46

Khiyam Fredericks
National Technical Manager: Old Mutual

Duration: 00:45:19

Bronwyn Nortje
Independent corporate affairs and communications consultant

Duration: 00:59:37

Kim Kruyshaar
Owner: Green Audits Into Action

Duration: 01:43:26

Peter Flower
Recently retired Director: Water and Sanitation, City of Cape Town

Duration: 01:33:04

Dr Gisela Kaiser
Previously Executive Director: Informal settlements, Water & Waste, CoCT

Duration: 00:43:29

Riyaz Rawoot
Citizen, previously “water master” at Kildare spring

Duration: 00:49:22

Colin Deiner
Chief Director: Disaster Management, Western Cape government

Duration: 00:41:06

Councillor JP Smith
Mayoral committee member for safety and security: City of Cape Town