Panic Over Water in South Africa's Economic Hub Misplaced?
Appeals made by local authorities in Gauteng for residents to use water sparingly have sparked fear following a heat wave and an announcement that the Lesotho Highlands Water Project tunnel system - which supplies water to some of South Africa's biggest cities - would be closed for maintenance for two months, writes Mike Muller for The Conversation.
A view of the Vaal River from Aasvoelkop (file photo).
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