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South Africa: Western Cape Water Shortage

The Western Cape, including Cape Town, continues to experience drought-like conditions. The city of Cape Town has implemented water restrictions: from 1 October 2018,  water use will be limited to 70 litres per person per day to reduce demand and conserve water.

We encourage all New Zealanders to continue to be mindful of water consumption and comply with local restrictions. For more information, see the City of Cape Town's information for visitors and projections on the water supply.

New Zealanders in South Africa are advised to update their registration information or take this opportunity to register with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

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