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Cape Town gets R20.8million for drought relief

The City of Cape Town will receive R20,8 million for drought relief efforts from the Department of Cooperative Government and Traditional Affairs via the National Disaster Management Centre, Mayor Patricia de Lille says.

She says the money will be used for drilling boreholes, and installing pumps and pipelines for aquifers to bring augmentation of 500 million litres of water per day.

De Lille on Wednesday said she had a meeting with about 20 water experts to advise her on what to do to bring about drought relief in Cape Town.

Read: Local desalination company says no to small-scale tender

Thank you to those professionals and members of the community because now we know we have the best brains on board to further strengthen the city's resilience task team.

Patricia de Lille, Cape Town Mayor

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