Various municipalities have been without water due to the water shortage and continued high temperatures.
702's Xolani Gwala spoke to Minister Pravin Gordhan about contingency measures government will put in place to alleviate the current water shortage.
In another interview, Professor Mike Muller sheds some light on whether desalination is a viable option to solve the water shortage.
Listen to the conversations below:
citizens need to see the right kind of behaviour from municipalities themselves,— Pravin Gordhan, Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs