Droughts are expected to become more frequent in southern Africa as climate change heralds extreme weather events globally.
Villagers in Amathole District Municipality continue without water for months on end despite the Covid-19 pandemic.
Protesting Khayelitsha residents had to wait hours to be addressed by the City of Cape Town mayor after responses they got from his delegation proved unsatisfactory.
During her budget speech in March, Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille announced a rise in water tariffs to deal with the water crisis in Cape Town. With Day Zero being moved to next year, the City is adamant that the tariffs will ensure that they deliver the services at the required level.
The Democratic Alliance-led Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality is facing a water crisis and just like how the party responded to the crisis in Cape Town, they are making the ratepayers pay for their mistakes.