Moving on to Agenda 21 Chapter 18: spoiler alert – you know what it includes? Demand management, desalinization, water reuse/recycling, groundwater extraction.. 

You know what it does NOT include? Dams – just like the water management plans in Part 1

In Poisoning the well Part 1, we explored the City of Cape Town and Western Cape Government’s water management plans of 2007 and 2012, and saw how these plans absolutely refused to build any more dams to augment Cape Town’s water supply. We saw that this crisis is not a result of a mere lack of rain, but the result of the toxic ideology behind UN Agenda 21, a.k.a. Sustainable development. An ideology that views economic growth as bad, something that must be controlled and kept in check. An ideology that basically bans countries from using their natural resources, and rather than finding ways to supply the demands of growth and development, instead subscribes to the idea of “demand side interventions”, or “demand management”. Just dividing the existing supply into smaller and smaller pieces. Basically, this is water-socialism.

This “management” of demand, is mainly achieved by deliberately raising prices, so that whatever was in demand by developing societies, is now less accessible to most people, but also includes, in the case of water and energy, rationing systems employing devices known as “smart meters”.

I call these Stalin meters for the sake of honesty. 

In short, it means you will pay more, and you will get less. Not just now during the shortage, but forever.

Part one of this Poisoning The Well series which had well over 5000 views, was met with mixed reaction. Mostly positive (if you can call the justified outrage over being betrayed by the political class “positive”), but also some doubt that these policies/water plans, emanated from the UN Agenda 21, favoring just plain bad planning and the incompetence South Africans are accustomed to by now.

In Part 2, I will dispel that argument, and show you that it absolutely does come from the UN, an organization we never consented to join. I realize repitition usually constitutes bad writing, but I will repeat that last thought throughout this piece as a means to emphasise it – it is ALL, totally undemocratic.

The direct UN Agenda 21 connections to the Cape Town crisis

I’m going to mainly focus on two sections of Agenda 21, Chapter 4 – Changing Consumption Patterns,  and Chapter 18, concerned with the “… Development, Management And Use Of Water Resources”.

But before we move on to that – and this goes for every country in the world under UN “Sustainable Development”, not just people in South Africa or Cape Town – ask yourself: what business does the UN have, in trying to change your consumption patterns?

What business/mandate do they have to prescribe any measure relating to our development, management, and use of our water resources?

Did we ever get a referendum to even become a member of the UN? Did we ever get a referendum on adopting their global development blueprint for the 21st century?

Do you live in a sovereign democratic state, or have your politicians committed treason by signing you up to this Agenda?

How much accountability is there to our institutions, by these career bureaucrats at the UN? I’ll tell you – ZERO.

It doesn’t even matter if you agree with some, or even all the stuff prescribed in Agenda 21. It’s irrelevant! We did not sign up for this. We did not give consent for this. In fact, we were never even asked.

The following sections quoted are not necessarily the full paragraphs/points. I only quote sections I found particularly relevant to the recent events in Cape Town, but you are welcome to check the complete text for better context. I kept the headings and numbering as far as possible, to make finding and checking it easier.


4.1. This chapter contains the following programme areas:

a. Focusing on unsustainable patterns of production and consumption;

b. Developing national policies and strategies to encourage changesin unsustainable consumption patterns.

I ask you again; what mandate does the UN have for this? Setting national policies and strategies for changing your behavior/“consumption patterns”?

4.2. Since the issue of changing consumption patterns is very broad, it is addressed in several parts of Agenda 21, notably those dealing with energy, transportation and wastes, and in the chapters on economic instruments and the transfer of technology.

Yeah… broad indeed.

4.5. “Changing consumption patterns will require a multipronged strategy focusing on demand…”

This refers to “demand management” which all Capetonians should be familiar with right now, and it comes in the form of Stalin meters and punitive pricing. Also known as “demand side interventions” – totally ignoring what the market (you) want, but rather focussing on rigging the market.

Moving on, under the “Activities” section of Chapter 4:

(e) Moving towards environmentally sound pricing

4.24. Without the stimulus of prices and market signals that make clear to producers and consumers the environmental costs of the consumption of energy, materials and natural resources and the generation of wastes, significant changes in consumption and production patterns seem unlikely to occur in the near future.

In other words, they admit that they would have to use force, in the form of artificially inflated prices, to change your behavior, because if they don’t do that, you are not likely to change.

What mandate does the UN have for this?

4.25. Some progress has begun in the use of appropriate economic instruments to influence consumer behaviour. These instruments include environmental charges and taxes, deposit/refund systems, etc. This process should be encouraged in the light of country-specific conditions.

Both points above, indicate the punitive pricing strategy of “demand management” or “changing consumption patterns”

(f) Reinforcing values that support sustainable consumption

4.26. Governments and private-sector organizations should promote more positive attitudes towards sustainable consumption through education, public awareness programmes and other means, such as positive advertising of products and services that utilize environmentally sound technologies or encourage sustainable production and consumption patterns.

In summary – you have to be brainwashed.

Ever wondered why nearly ever single advert on radio these days try to work the word “sustainable” into their scripts? Yeah. That’s why.

I’m not going to labor the point further, I’ll get back to this manipulated “behavior change” later,  but it is clear from Chapter 4, that a massive part of the Agenda 21 strategy is to change your behavior – to socially, and economically re-engineer society.

Again, I stress the point; this is an organization we never consented to join.

Moving on to Agenda 21 Chapter 18: spoiler alert – you know what it includes? Demand management, desalinization, water reuse/recycling, groundwater extraction..

You know what it does NOT include? Dams – just like the water management plans in Part 1.

Also barely touched on: using of existing freshwater sources like rivers and fountains running into the ocean and going to waste. In fact the word “dams” only appear in the entire Agenda 21 document, the development blueprint for the entire planet for the 21st century, twiceThat’s right, twice. One of which, is to tell you how bad they are.

Now pay attention Cape Town! Shout if any of this sound familiar, OK?

Agenda 21 – Chapter 18:



A. Integrated water resources development and management


18.8. “…In developing and using water resources, priority has to be given to the satisfaction of basic needs and the safeguarding of ecosystems. Beyond these requirements, however, water users should be charged appropriately.”

The water plans referenced in Part 1, refers to this as “the ecological reserve”, which as seen above, must be prioritized. Prioritized over you having enough dams to not run our of water.


18.12. All States, according to their capacity and available resources, and through bilateral or multilateral cooperation, including the United Nations and other relevant organizations as appropriate, could implement the following activities to improve integrated water resources management:

b. Integration of measures for the protection and conservation of potential sources of freshwater supply, including the inventorying of water resources

If you were wondering why the new bylaws of the City of Cape Town has so many restrictions and license/permission requirements on using borehole/rain water or other alternative water sources, this is why – they are inventorying all water. Down to your storage tanks. Do not license or register anything! Do not tell them you have it!

e. Implementation of allocation decisions through demand management, pricing mechanisms and regulatory measures;

Anything familiar? The city has said that raised tariffs are to limit your water use, or as Chapter 4 of Agenda 21 calls it, “change your consumption pattern”. This is despite the fact, as documented in Part 1, that there is still plenty of fresh water running into the ocean every day, not being utilized.

g. Promotion of schemes for rational water use through public awareness-raising, educational programmes and levying of water tariffs and other economic instruments;

Because you see, you using water for whatever your needs are, is “irrational”. Only the government approved uses, are “rational”.

j. Development of new and alternative sources of water-supply such as sea-water desalination, artificial groundwater recharge, use of marginal-quality water, waste-water reuse and water recycling;

Sound familiar cape town? Let me sum it up for you: everything except dams! There. Simple.

l. Promotion of water conservation through improved water-use efficiency and wastage minimization schemes for all users, including the development of water-saving devices;

There, your Stalin meters. But wait! There’s more..

18.16. “…A prerequisite for the sustainable management of water as a scarce vulnerable resource is the obligation to acknowledge in all planning and development its full costs. Planning considerations should reflect benefits investment, environmental protection and operation costs, as well as the opportunity costs reflecting the most valuable alternative use of water. Actual charging need not necessarily burden all beneficiaries with the consequences of those considerations. Charging mechanisms should, however, reflect as far as possible both the true cost of water when used as an economic good and the ability of the communities to pay.”

Not all beneficiaries need to be burdened with the artificially inflated prices, right? Which is why, as you know, the new “demand management” tariffs does not apply to “indigent” users, but only to those who actually pay for water and services.

18.17. The role of water as a social, economic and life-sustaining good should be reflected in demand management mechanisms and implemented through water conservation and reuse, resource assessment and financial instruments.

Demand management, financial instruments… heard that before somewhere, right Cape Town?

18.18. The setting afresh of priorities for private and public investment strategies should take into account (a) maximum utilization of existing projects, through maintenance, rehabilitation and optimal operation; (b) new or alternative clean technologies; and (c) environmentally and socially benign hydropower.

No new dams, just demand management of existing supply. And as we saw in Part 1, the genius Agenda 21 agents in our government structures believe that with this strategy, they can postpone the construction of new supply dams, possibly until 2051 – another 3 decades from now!

18.22. International agencies and donors have an important role to play in providing support to developing countries in creating the required enabling environment for integrated water resources management.

Oh and did we ever.. we certainly stepped up to the plate! As can be seen from this UN Habitat “Water Demand Management Strategy and Implementation Plan for Jabalpur” (2006), in the preface, Andre Dzikus, Programme Manager of the Water for Cities Programmes UN-HABITAT, quite enthusiastically tells how Water Resource Planning and Conservation (WRP), South Africa, played a leading role in developing this impelmentation plan.

On behalf of all South Africans, I want to apologise to the people of India’s State of Madhya Pradesh.

You would think if this is such a great strategy, their water problems would be solved by now, 12 years down the line..? You would be wrong.

BHOPAL: Water scarcity in the state seems to have damaged state government’s ambitious plan to turn Madhya Pradesh into granary of India. Water shortage in large parts of the state led to a huge decline in the sowing of wheat.

(January, 2018)

In Chapter three of my series “Agenda 21 for Dummies”, I will explore in more detail how Agenda 21 ends up through ICLEI, and various NGO’s, in your local governments and planning departments, as THE ONLY option.

But for now, suffice to say, you end up with this

This “handbook” has numerous references to “demand management”, not only for water, but also for travel/transport, and electricity. Not more supply options, just managing your demand! I will explore this handbook and some other bad news in more detail in Part 3.

I have to cut it short here, because it is already a very long post.

It’s time to wake up Cape Town. Your current crisis is not because of the drought. It’s because of the plague that is UN Agenda 21 and it’s ideology. Treasonous politicians have merely used the drought to run the Agenda 21 playbook on you, virtually word for word, against our sovereign national interest, and you should be outraged!