A viral message about illness caused by poor quality water has caused panic in Nelson Mandela Bay in the Eastern Cape. Residents are concerned about their health due to what they say is the poor quality of drinking water supplied by the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Municipality (NMMM).
Cape Town’s drought could fuel growing resistance to common antibiotics as more people are expected to become sick when normal hygiene practices are pushed aside in the name of saving water – resulting in more antibiotics being dispensed.
As Limpopo residents continue to battle water challenges due to the continuous drought, the new Thulamela Mayor, Avhashoni Tshifhango, said he is going to prioritise water supply to all the villages which fall under his municipality.
Limpopo residents are hard hit by the drought, as their situation continues to get worse. Residents of Madobi village, near Makhado, are now struggling to get drinking water as many of the boreholes in the area have dried up.
As South Africa continues to battle the worst drought in more than two decades, small farmers in Limpopo are reporting that hundreds of chickens have already fallen victim to the rising heat in a turn that could financially ruin farmers and leave households hungry.