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President Cyril Ramaphosa has warned that South Africa faces a grave water crisis.

In his weekly letter to citizens, he says: “Unless we take drastic measures to conserve water sources and promote efficient use, water insecurity will become the biggest developmental and economic challenge facing this country. Our current energy challenges will seem small by comparison.

Ramaphosa says that, with an average annual rainfall of 500mm compared to a global average of 860mm, we are the world’s 30th driest country.

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