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.
Chaotic land reforms, drought and lack of financing have made it difficult for Zimbabwe's small-holder farmers to get ahead. Increased focus on funding irrigation schemes is hoping to change that.
Steinmeier landed in South Africa on Monday for a three-day visit with a delegation of leading German businesses. Ahead of the visit, he praised South African President Cyril Ramaphosa's anti-corruption efforts.
President Cyril Ramaphosa is under fire for failing to axe deadbeat ministers in a cabinet reshuffle. Experts say he's wary of ministers still loyal to his predecessor Jacob Zuma, who could ruin his 2019 election bid.
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.
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