Thursday, 5 November 2015


For some weeks now, South Africa has been experiencing the worst drought in the last sixty years. According to the Ministry of Water and Sanitation, 2.7 million South African homes have been affected by the drought that recently befell the country.
Residents of a South African coastal town say their drinking water "tastes like the sea" as a worsening drought affects fresh water sources, according to a local newspaper.
According to the Associated Press, South Africa, Citizens of Port Shepstone in KwaZulu-Natal province lined up with buckets for fresh water distributed by officials as one of the driest periods in 50 years increased the salt content of rivers.
The ministry of water and sanitation declared the KwaZulu-Natal and Free State provinces as disaster areas and warned that rural communities in two more provinces face water shortages. South Africa's capital, Pretoria, also implemented water restrictions.

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