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The department of Local Government in the Western Cape is now considering declaring 7 more municipalities as disaster areas due to continuing drought conditions in the province.

Anton Bredell MEC for Local Government and Environmental Affairs says the condition is very serious as the dam levels are sitting at below 25%.

This is very serious, as we know the last bit of water in the dams we can't really use so we looking at an average of about 15%.

Anton Bredell MEC for Local Government and Environmental Affairs

Bredell says Kannaland municipality and Knysna are the two priorities and other municipalities will be revealed later.

Declaring municipalities as disaster areas gives access to more funding and decision making is quick and easy, says Bredell.

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