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Even I use a bucket when taking a shower - Helen Zille

Premier of the Western Cape, Helen Zille, presented the State of the Province Address on Friday in the Provincial Legislature. In her speech, Zille focused on some of the success stories the province has achieved since DA took over the province.

She took pride in that unemployment rate in the Western Cape is the lowest in the country.

Since 2009, when we won the Western Cape, 479 000 new jobs have been created in the province and that is good.

Helen Zille, Premier of the Western Cape

Speaking to CapeTalk's Africa Melane, Zille also touched on some of the challenges the province is facing, like current water problems due to lack of rain.

Zille says the biggest water consumer is the department of public works, which she says its because they are the custodian of many government buildings in the province.

She says a lot of people are trying their best to save water and those that are consuming a lot of water are few.

It is very important that everyone saves water. I shower with a bucket and I hope everybody is doing that too.

Helen Zille, Premier of the Western Cape

Zille says the province is exploring other alternatives and mechanisms that will help them provide basic water to the poor even in the midst of drought.

She says desalination will cost the province R15 billion and R1 billion to maintain.

To hear more of Helen Zille's conversation with Africa Melane, listen below:

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