South Africa facing one of the most terrible droughts since the 1960s

Difficult days are going to South Africa as in the past few months the country has experienced from one of the most terrible droughts since the 1960s, according to the Nomvula Mokonyane, Minister of Water Affairs and Sanitation.



The Govt has associated one of the highest budgets to date to fight the extreme drought conditions in the country. About 350 Million Rands ( 25 Million $ approx. )  allocated to fight the draught to the country.

South Africa facing one of the most terrible droughts since the 1960s

Some villages initially reported the water shortage and then the provinces started getting a high number of complaints regarding the loss. As a result, free state and KwaZulu-Natal province declared “disaster areas” in which water tankers are delivering water supplies for now.



According to the Minister, Mokonyane small dams in parts of the country had dried up which is consisting of being the prime reason of drought in South Africa.

Water restrictions for the optimal use of water in most of the provinces to introduced soon. As Rand Water, the country’s principal water supplier stated it might be compelled to introduce “water restrictions” in Gauteng province if there was no rainfall in a quick time.

With a growing impact on the main business of most of the people, Agriculture; Water shortage has reportedly adversely affected 2.7 million households in South Africa.

Whether forecasts are governing the need for importing the production from other countries if the problem keeps persisting.

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