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The townsfolk of Beaufort West are thrilled about recent rain, which will hopefully help break a catastrophic drought, the municipality's spokesperson says.
The Gift of the Givers organisation is expected to deliver tons of bottled water to the drought-stricken Beaufort West Municipality in the Western Cape.
Beaufort West, one of five Western Cape towns worst hit by the drought, is now totally dependent on underground water. Gift of the Givers drills down in a last-ditch bid to save the day.
The Karoo Democratic Force is hoping to announce later on Wednesday whether it will crown the DA or the ANC as the kings of the Karoo after last week's elections resulted in a hung council.
The ANC's Central Karoo constituency office in Beaufort West is a hive of activity as it makes its final push in what is expected to be a tight contest in the August 3 municipal elections.
EFF leader Julius Malema is yet to make the long journey down the N1 to Beaufort West in the Western Cape, but the party's municipal election candidates there are predicting a shake-up of the old order.
A once prosperous Karoo farmer has had to hire himself out to work on bigger farms after the crippling drought caused his annual turnover to drop from around R1.5m to R300 000 in three years.
Humanitarian organisation Gift of the Givers is expected to unveil its Beaufort West Witperd aquifer development project in the drought-stricken town.
Flamboyant former Beaufort West mayor Truman Prince has said he is available for the position again if the ANC wins the ward left vacant by the resignation of the DA's Djorge Malooi.
Here are 10 things you might not know about the current mayor of Beaufort West.
The DA in Beaufort West feels it has a real chance of taking the municipality from the ANC, its mayoral candidate Koos "Jordge" Maloy says.
- Beaufort West
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