The Department of Water and Sanitation has declared that South Africa has enough water to last until the next rainy season, but only if citizens continue to use the precious resource with care.
The Western Cape has received a lot of rain this winter and it has seen its dams bounce back from almost empty to very acceptable levels. The dams serving the City of Cape Town are even over 80% of capacity.
Most of the rest of the country receives summer rain and dams across South Africa are in a good place, according to the Department of Water and Sanitation. As of this week, the Eastern Cape dams are at 54.4% of their capacity.