Clean water still an issue for SA on World Water Day

Leonardo Manus from the Department of Water and Sanitation was on eNCA earlier. Courtesy #Dstv403

JOHANNESBURG - Access to clean water remains a challenge for many South Africans.

Friday marks World Water Day, a day meant to reflect on how to best improve the water situation.

 South Africa is a water scarce country that is prone to droughts and about two-thirds of the country is arid or semi-arid. 

Most parts of the Northern Cape, the Free State, North West, and Limpopo provinces are among the arid areas in South Africa.

Rainfall in these areas is largely marginal and these areas are most affected during drought years.   

WATCH: A water disaster in the making

The country suffered devastating droughts in recent years.  

2017 saw the worst drought in a century in the Western Cape. It was a nervous time for Capetonians but Day Zero was averted by a hair's breadth.

The eNCA weather department looks at the water situation and what the future holds for the country in the video above.

South Africa is a water scarce country that is prone to droughts and about two-thirds of the country is arid or semi-arid.

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eNCA

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