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The drought in South Africa is set to continue after the lowest rainfall year ever recorded‚ and scientific predictions show there is no guarantee there will be sufficient rain during the coming season.

Cape Town residents are on level three water restrictions and are encouraged to continue using water sparingly.

The Western Cape was not spared and when the issue of restrictions came in we needed to look at the Western Cape too.

Sputnik Ratau Spokesperson Water and Sanitation

Ratau says thunderstorms and bursts of rainfall are not sufficient to solve the problem.

What we actually need as a country, is consistent rainfall over a considerable period of time that would then be able to make sure that we do have sufficient water.

Sputnik Ratau Spokesperson Water and Sanitation

He says the weather services predict above average rainfall, but only towards the end of the year and beginning of 2017.

Listen to Ratau's thoughts on how we can deal with our water shortage and the Lesotho water project:

This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Western Cape dam levels under scrutiny



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