SA will spend nearly R900bn over 10 years on overhauling water-supply infrastructure and improving governance amid severe water shortfalls.

The water master plan comes as low rainfall, a spike in usage in an increasingly hot climate and collapsing infrastructure leave provinces such as the Eastern Cape facing their worst drought for a century, while poor governance in Mpumalanga and Gauteng’s local governments have hit supply in towns such as Standerton and Hammanskraal.

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