Water and Sanitation Minister, Lindiwe Sisulu, says officials are working hard to turn around the troubled department.Water and Sanitation Minister, Lindiwe Sisulu, says officials are working hard to turn around the troubled department.
The Water and Sanitation department has urged South Africans to use water sparingly now more than ever as the country battles COVID-19.
The Department of Human Settlements,Water and Sanitation says it cannot guarantee the security of water supply to the public, if municipalities continue to default on payments to their water boards.
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.
Zimbabwe’s capital shut its main water works on Monday citing shortages of foreign currency to import treatment chemicals, the deputy mayor said, potentially leaving the city dry and raising the risk of water borne diseases like cholera.