Topanama village, in Limpopo’s Mopani District, has been without water for the past seven months. Residents, at their wits end, have started drinking water from a local canal, and community leaders fear a diarrhoea outbreak on top of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Water shortages have rendered residents of Nabane village vulnerable to the spread of Covid-19, due to not being able to comply with Covid-19 protection measures, such as regular hand washing.
LIMPOPO-Due to shortage of water within several villages, in Vhembe district, scores of residents are facing difficulties adhering to the call by the department of health to always wash hands, but all that is set to change with the Department of Water and Sanitation supplying water
Forget power cuts. What is happening to our water supply is much more serious. After two decades of little or no maintenance of municipal sewerage plants, corruption and indifference, South Africans are vulnerable to medieval, water-borne diseases and something even more serious: thirst.
Heat waves have been hitting parts of South Africa as summer takes hold and the holiday season approaches prompting health authorities to warn people to stay out of the sun when temperatures spike and to drink lots of water.