Grain SA has confirmed the drought has worsened in South Africa's Western regions as farmers have only managed to plant of 70 to percent of the area, yesterday.
These prolonged dry conditions could have a negative impact on the country’s… as the opportunity to plant will soon come to an end. The main maize producing, the North West and Free State, province will bear the brunt as this could result in inflation as prices are predicted to sky-rocket.
The country has been long facing a water crisis as it holds the of the 30th driest country in the world.
Dry conditions continue to hold a grip on provinces like theKwaZulu Natal, the Eatsern Caoe and the Western, which have been ravaged by the drought
Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has gone so far as to threaten to turn off some municipalities'taps due to unpaid bills.
The ministers says the municipalitiesowe the department more than R 10 billion.
With almost a third of the world’s population without access to fresh water for at least one month a year, soon could soon be a reality for Cape Town as well says Doctor Kevin of UCT. With winter on the way, this may the reality of Capetonians if consumption isn’t slashed