South Africa has a myriad of water woes. Thousands of fish were reportedly found dead recently as a result of raw sewage flowing into the river from pump stations in the Emfuleni Municipality. And in the Free State parliament is conducting sit inspections due to concern over a lack of water supply. But tonight our main focus will be on the drought.

After a crippling three year drought, Cape Town dams began to fill up rapidly at the start of Winter. But there was a dry July and rainfall for August has been low. And other parts of South Africa in the Northern Cape, Western Cape, and Eastern Cape have been declared disaster areas and remain in the firm grip of drought. To discuss we’re joined by water expert Dr. Anthony Turton.

Source: SABC Digital News

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