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Drilling for boreholes to continue in drought-stricken Makhanda

The town, formerly known as Grahamstown, is the latest to be hit by a drought. The Gift of the Givers has been shipping bottled water to the area.

Gift of the Givers will be delivering about 150,000 litres of bottled water to the residents of Makhanda in Grahamstown. Picture: @GiftoftheGivers/Facebook.com

CAPE TOWN - A humanitarian aid group says the drilling for boreholes in Makhanda will continue until water is found.

The town, formerly known as Grahamstown, is the latest to be hit by a drought. The Gift of the Givers has been shipping bottled water to the area.

The group's Imtiaaz Sooliman says: "We have to put boreholes at strategic places. The first borehole was placed near the water plant. The second borehole is more important for the economy of this town and the university. We will deal with a third borehole at the Settlers national monument."

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)