Authorities in Cape Town have imposed restrictions on water consumption after the city was hit by drought. Officials say they might have to turn off most city taps in mid-April if residents don't save enough water.
Cape Town might have dodged Day Zero, but a new hyper-consciousness of water use looks set to be the new normal — and not just for the drought-hit African city.
Cape Town is running out of water — but using the precious resource more wisely isn't the only thing that could help. Invasive species can suck water away. So the hunt is on.
South Africa's national government has taken over administrative control of the strife-torn North West province. Public anger over graft and poor public services erupted last month, leading to looting and police clashes.
The South African city of Cape Town could soon dry up after dismal rainfall left city dams almost empty. Residents and visitors are being asked to restrict usage of water even further.
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