40% of wastewater treatment plants don't work, putting pressure on already stretched supply

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South Africa could face a 17% deficit in water supply by 2030.

The country is one of the 30 driest countries, has strategic water sources that cover only 10% of its landmass, and has an annual rainfall well below the global average, said the Department of Science and Innovation’s Dr Henry Roman.

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