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5 Provinces declared disaster areas

South Africa has experienced the worse drought in 23 year. Due to these hot and dry conditions, five out of the nine provinces were declared disaster areas. The five provinces declared disaster regions include KwaZulu-Natal‚ Free State‚ North West‚ Limpopo and Mpumalanga. Certain areas with in the other three provinces were declared disaster zones.

2015 has been declared the hottest year since 1880, which caused South Africans to go without water for a prolonged period of time. The DA reported that “The current drought has seen thousands of head of livestock die across all provinces which has potential to compromise food security as well as having an enormous impact on South Africa’s already struggling economy‚ and is now resulting in towns and communities running dry.”

Read the full article on Times Live.