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SOUTH Africa, facing its most serious water crisis in recent history, must urgently adopt a comprehensive long-term water strategy to ensure that the country has enough clean water for the next 100 years. It is imperative that South Africa prioritises a holistic water strategy to stave off catastrophe ahead.Last year was ground breaking in terms of just how serious the water situation is becoming with drought conditions and extreme heat-waves being experienced over large parts of the country. Even a city such as Johannesburg, with its usual abundance of summer rains, is at risk from climate change and adverse weather conditions.Now as the long, dry 2016 winter comes to an end and with no rainfall in sight for the coming weeks, the water situation country-wide is reaching critical status. In fact, effective immediately, water restrictions have been increased in the Johannesburg area as the city tries to cut back water supply by a further 15%. In addition, hefty fines have been impose...

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