Eight of Nine South African Provinces Declared Disaster Areas Due to Drought
Gauteng is the only province spared by the El Nino weather phenomenon.
Deputy minister of Co-operative Governance, Andries Nel, says even though climate change is the culprit, it's impact has been exacerbated by problems in water infrastructure.
"High incidents of leaking pipes is something local government is working hard to address. We've encouraged departments, provinces and local government to use money out of their own budget to provide much-needed drought assistance.