People in Cape Town may be forced to turn off their taps in July - because of an unprecedented drought in South Africa.

Cape Town – The latest average dam levels for the Western Cape have dropped to 18.9%, from last week's 19.5%, the Western Cape government said on Monday as it reminded struggling farmers that there

Rivers have already started drying up

Moody’s has criticised the city of Cape Town over its handling of the water-supply crisis, saying it will have severe consequences for the city’s long-term finances.

Despite reports that the Western Cape was out of the danger zone‚ the Gift of the Givers has dispersed 120 tons of water from its Joburg office to parts of the drought-stricken province‚ saying som

South Africa has declared that the drought afflicting Cape Town and other parts of the country is a national disaster.

Ethiopia said on Tuesday that about 7.88 million of its citizens need emergency food aid and that climate change has been a special challenge for the country’s food security.

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Zweli Mkhize says there is R6bn allocated for disaster relief in the budget, and that more is coming through special disaster funds.

Rating’s agency Moody’s warned on Monday the water crisis affecting Cape Town would cause the city’s borrowing to rise sharply and the provincial economy to shrink the longer the situation lasted.

With dry seasons now becoming longer, women are working harder to feed and care for their families without support.