Makhanda declared a disaster area

The water crisis in Makhanda, remains dire. The good rains over the past few days have done nothing to alleviate the situation in the Eastern Cape town.

MAKHANDA - Makhanda has declared a local state of disaster.

The Eastern Cape town, formerly known as Grahamstown, is struggling to deal with a drought.

READ: Makhanda water crisis deepens

Dam levels have dropped below 10 percent, and it seems water rations could soon be a fact of life.

Taps are running dry, and people have no water for days on end.

The few hours when there is water, it's filled with sand and has a strange odour.

WATCH: A water disaster in the making

Gift of the Givers has stepped in to lend a hand, drilling 11 boreholes out of a planned 20 and striking water every time.


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