Eight towns in the Amathole District Municipality in the Eastern Cape have hit day zero.
South Africa has imposed emergency measures, including rationing, to save dwindling water supplies after an abnormally hot, dry summer coupled with below average rainfall and a spike in usage pushes the country towards a crippling shortage.
Scores of villages in the Mopani area are without clean running water due to the drought that left three dams empty.
The University of Cape Town has embarked on a process to document key lessons from the 2016/2017 drought in Cape Town.
The City of Cape Town has received thumbs up from the major ratings agency Moody for its ground-breaking management of the drought crisis and its efforts to avert Day Zero.