The town of Butterworth in the Eastern Cape will have no water this coming week.
KwaZulu-Natal residents have been urged to use water sparingly as dam levels continue to drop in the province.
The persistent rain that fell over the Eastern Cape over the last few days is unlikely to boost the dam levels in the province much.
The average level of the dams supplying water to the City of Cape Town has more than doubled, compared to two years ago when the city was gripped by a drought.
Dam levels in the drought-stressed Karoo have risen to 22% following unexpected rains in the Gouritz-River catchment area last week. S
Dam levels in the Eastern Cape Province have dropped to below 50%. The provincial government is considering declaring the province a drought disaster area as it is facing a severe drought.
The City of Cape Town says water levels are about 10 percent higher than last year.
The Department of Environmental Affairs says it’s pleased with the recent rainfall figures and the increasing dam levels in the Western Cape.
The Western Cape Department of Local Government and Environmental Affairs says dam levels in the province currently stand at more than 36%.