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Over 100,000 litres of water delivered to drought-stricken NC daily

So far, more than 1.2 million litres have been transported from the Western Cape.

FILE: The Northern Cape was officially declared a disaster area in January last year. Picture: @DWS_RSA/Twitter.

CAPE TOWN - Over 100,000 litres of water are being delivered to drought-stricken parts of the Northern Cape on a daily basis.

So far, more than 1.2 million litres have been transported from the Western Cape.

On Tuesday, Western Cape Local Government MEC spokesperson James-Brent Styan said: “About 1.2 million litres of drinking water has been supplied to communities [in the Northern Cape].”

The Northern Cape was officially declared a disaster area in January last year.

Although government set aside R300 million for emergency drought relief, farmers in the area say the assistance was nowhere near sufficient.

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