SOUTH AFRICANS URGED TO USE WATER WISELYAM LEVELS CRITICAL

CAPE TOWN, The Cabinet has cautioned South African communities to use water more wisely as the levels in the country’s dams remain critical and remain a matter of concern as there is more evaporation than rainfall.

Cabinet encourages everyone to play their part in saving and using water wisely and sparingly, Communications Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane said during a media briefing here Thursday following the Cabinet meeting which was held on Wednesday.

Kubayi-Ngubane said South Africa had not received sufficient rainfall to recharge its water sources to adequate levels, which means that the country is not yet out of the drought situation.

Forecasts predict that the country will only receive its major rainfall from the beginning of January 2018.

Cabinet wishes to assure the public that national, provincial and local government are co-operating and working together to ensure South Africa does not run out of water, she said.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK