Northern Cape is hit by drought


Dams in the Northern Cape are getting drier and communities in the Namaqualand and Huntum area are the worst affected.

According to the provincial Director of Water Sector Support, K Streuders, the Kamfers Dam is approximately 12. 5 % full.

Streuders says although most communities in the Northern Cape still have water supply, there are stringent restriction on water use.

He mentions that there is a high need to invest in funding to alleviate drought.

“If we do not receive rain then we are going to have worst times ahead of us. We hope that it will rain this season, because there are places that are already struggling with water supply” explained Streuders.  He emphasis the need for additional funding for drought.

Katleho Morapela/ courant news