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Analyzing South Africa's Fight Against Drought

The recent El Niño event that caused one of the biggest droughts in South Africa may be over but that doesn’t mean that the country isn’t still struggling with maintaining water security.

The Department of Water and Sanitation says more rural areas have been affected by the drought than urban centres with eight provinces being declared drought disaster zones.

"We have been monitoring levels in 211 dams across the country the situation has been dire, our water levels have decreased significantly,” said spokesperson Mlimandela Ndamase in an interview with eNCA on Monday.

KwaZulu-Natal and North West province have been more severely affected by the drought than Gauteng but because of the importance of Gauteng in the country’s economy the drought gets escalated.

Andrew Clamp/World Meteorological Organization

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