A family negotiates their way through caked mud around a dried up section of the Theewaterskloof dam, Cape Town’s main water supply. Photo: Reuters A family negotiates their way through caked mud around a dried up section of the Theewaterskloof dam, Cape Town’s main water supply. Photo: Reuters
A family negotiates their way through caked mud around a dried up section of the Theewaterskloof dam, Cape Town’s main water supply. Photo: Reuters
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Countdown to Day Zero: Cape Town contemplates permanent water-scare life as it fights worst drought

Authorities are seeking ways to battle the shortage, including building desalination plants, extracting groundwater from aquifers and reducing water leaks due to ageing infrastructure

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A family negotiates their way through caked mud around a dried up section of the Theewaterskloof dam, Cape Town’s main water supply. Photo: Reuters A family negotiates their way through caked mud around a dried up section of the Theewaterskloof dam, Cape Town’s main water supply. Photo: Reuters
A family negotiates their way through caked mud around a dried up section of the Theewaterskloof dam, Cape Town’s main water supply. Photo: Reuters
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