Bushmen lose right to reopen vital waterhole in the center of the Kalahari desert

by BBC News

Their lawyer, Seranne Junner, says the ruling was disappointment for the San community. “They usually have to travel approximately 40km (25 miles) to fetch water from the nearest available source, and unfortunately it’s too far to go with livestock,” she told the BBC. “They don’t have motor vehicles at their disposal – and when they can get vehicles it’s a very rough track, and that’s what’s leading to the suffering.” The ruling means the San bushmen in the reserve will have to depend on erratic rains and melons for water. Photo: AFP

San bushmen in Botswana have lost a court case to allow them to re-open a vital waterhole in the centre of the Kalahari desert.

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