The DA says the metro’s supply dams are currently at just 22.16% capacity, of which 10% is unusable.
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Limpopo hospital’s water woes temporarily resolved
A visit by Deputy Water and Sanitation Minister David Mahlobo has brought temporary relief for patients at a Limpopo hospital, where the taps had run dry months ago.
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Drought-stricken Limpopo communities finally get thrown a lifeline
After being left without water for most of 11 years, many drought-stricken areas in rural Limpopo are finally getting water tankers and other aid in an attempt to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.
The province has experienced varying levels of drought since 2015, with extremely reduced rainfall during the traditional rainy seasons.
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ANC government staring ‘dire consequences’ in the face over drought
With most parts of South Africa reeling from widespread water shortages, experts have painted a bleak future for the country and its economy, due to government mismanagement and the impact of climate change.
The report highlights that the damn levels went up to 61.9% this week compared to the 61.2% from the previous week.

drought Agri-EC blasts govt’s ‘chaotic’ drought assistance as far too little, too late

It was expected that 30% of commercial and emerging farmers in severely affected areas would not survive without ‘significant and meaningful assistance’.

drought Drought-stricken Northern Cape declared a disaster area

Premier Zamani Saul announced that 80% of the Northern Cape was affected by drought, while 60% was declared severe drought areas.

drought Ramaphosa can’t be ‘shocked’ by drought, says Steenhuisen, urging emergency action

Any further delays in putting in place measures to mitigate the impact of the drought ‘will have catastrophic consequences for our nation,’ he said.

drought No end in sight for Eastern Cape drought

Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Lindiwe Sisulu and Premier Oscar Mabuyane held an urgent meeting on Monday to discuss the situation.

drought Eastern Cape municipality imposes water rationing as dam levels drop

The department of human settlements, water and sanitation said in a statement the Eastern Cape was one of the provinces affected by the drought.

drought Upcoming rainfall seasons are unlikely to bring much drought relief

The Eastern Cape was declared a drought disaster area in October already.

drought Considerable drop in Cape Town water use, City says

The City thanked residents who ‘continue to think water during this recovery period for Cape Town’s dams’.

drought Gift of the Givers ‘battle’ with worsening Eastern Cape drought

Despite drilling boreholes and installing water tanks, the organisation said it was battling.

drought Northern Cape needs R688m to battle massive drought

Agri-Northern Cape (Agri-NC) says it is looking forward to the help it will receive from the government to raise almost R688m for drought aid in the province.

drought Tzaneen dam level drops to a worrying 5.1%

There are 28 dams in total in Limpopo, none of which are 100% full.

drought Dams are empty in Eastern Cape

The Gcuwa and all dams supplying Butterworth and surrounding areas are empty.

drought Eastern Cape dams running dry, Butterworth gets boreholes

Taps ran dry months ago in surrounding villages, such as Ndabakazi and Kwezana, which are now depending on water tankers.

drought AgriSA wants Limpopo to be declared a disaster zone

There are fears that the situation might worsen if heavy rainfall is not experienced soon.

drought Pretoria metro to ‘throttle’ reservoirs as water situation gets dire

All reservoir outflow valves will be throttled at night and will be opened again during the day when reservoirs have recovered to acceptable levels.




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