BBC: Cape Town drought declared a ‘national disaster’

By February 13, 2018News

The droughts of the past 3 years have hit the Cape Town area significantly. Cape wineries are entitled to only 17% of their usual water consumption, Capetonians have been rationed to maximum 50 litres of water per day (equal to a 90 second shower) and “Day Zero” (no more water) is looming.

Now South Africa has declared the drought a national disaster. The government made the announcement after reassessing the “magnitude and severity” of the three-year drought.

It has badly affected three of the country’s nine provinces.

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We at Sponsh hope that we will soon be able to alleviate South Africa somewhat of this increasing problem.


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