South Africans living in the Eastern Cape are counting down to “Day Zero” when the taps in the Nelson Mandela Bay area will run dry. Sixty-eight-year-old grandma of five Virginia Kima lives in KwaNobuhle, a poor township in a region named after South Africa’s greatest hero and first Black president, Nelson Mandela Bay. The bay area is suffering a critical water shortage. Mary Galvin, an associate professor in development studies at the University of Johannesburg, said the water shortage shows the urgent need to combat climate change. The water shortage in Nelson Mandela Bay comes just a few years after the major South African tourist city of Cape Town narrowly averted its own Day Zero.
Source: Ethiopian News June 25, 2022 15:54 UTC