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