Disaster declared as Western Cape fights 'Day Zero' for water
The province’s immediate interventions will include “drilling of boreholes at hospitals‚ starting in the metro‚ to be followed by schools in high-risk water-scarce areas”
Western Cape Premier Helen Zille declared the province a disaster area yesterday as it tried to deal with its worst water shortage in 113 years. The provincial government might need as much as R3-billion to fund projects aimed at mitigating water shortages and other effects of the drought, Zille’s spokesman, Michael Mpofu, told TimesLive. He said the money would be “re-prioritised” from the budgets of provincial government departments.