Fresh Water Discovery to Ease Drought in South African Province?
The discovery of a fresh water resource in Beaufort West by the Council for Geoscience brings "huge relief" to the to the drought-stricken town and Western Cape, Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane has said. This comes after the City of Cape Town moved 'Day Zero', when water access will reach critical levels, to two days earlier from its estimated date in 2018, and the introduction of an aquifer project by non-govermental organisation Gift of the Givers.
The Western Cape's call on the national government to offer assistance in the province's drought crisis comes as Cape Town Mayor Patricia De Lille said only half of Cape Town ... Read more »
Beaufort West "has simply run out of surface water". This comes after claims were made on social media that the town had reached 'Day Zero' where no water would be available. Read more »
The City of Cape Town and the greater Western Cape region is experiencing the worst drought in over 100 years with Level 5 water restrictions being imposed by the City in an ... Read more »
See What Everyone is Watching