Police in KwaZulu-Natal have confirmed that the story making rounds on social media of police officers donating food parcels to the family of a 13-year-old girl living in poverty are true.
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.
Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Lindiwe Sisulu has called on South Africans to use water sparingly as the country faces continuous heat waves and low rainfall.
Minister Lindiwe Sisulu briefs the media on urgent measures to address water challenges across the country. This is as the current high temperatures continue to erode dam levels nationally. Minister Sisulu will be joined by senior officials from the Department of Water and Sanitation, Rand Water and Gauteng Municipalities. Watch the live stream below:
Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has called on farmers to work with their local municipalities to ensure good quality water supply to towns.