Minister of Water and Sanitation Nomvula Mokonyane says her department is monitoring the decrease in one of country's main water supplies, the Vaal Dam.
The department has announced that the dam is 34% full.
Mokonyane says South Africa is still not in the normal summer rainfall pattern and should continue saving water.
We are going to apply restrictions to the communities in Gauteng because there have been less appreciation of the water situation in Gauteng.— Nomvula Mokonyane, minister of water and sanitation
The rainfall beginning in September/October will only be the one determining whether we are returning to the normal patter or not.— Nomvula Mokonyane, minister of water and sanitation
Listen to the interview below to hear more information about water scarcity and the state of other dams...