JOHANNESBURG - The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) is unable to continue with its Vaal River sewage clean-up due to a lack of funding.
R873-million is needed to continue with the project, which includes rebuilding a collapsed waste-water system.
Residents have been advised not to drink water from the Vaal River due to pollution.
Officials say various levels of government are tackling the crisis.
The SANDF has appealed to private business for assistance with the crisis and to people in the area to stop vandalising pump stations.