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S Africa declares drought a 'national disaster': statement

AFP  |  Cape Town 

today declared a "national disaster" over a that has ravaged parts of the country and threatened to leave the city of without domestic tap

In a notice published in the government gazette, the department of cooperative governance said it had elevated the to a "national disaster" after it reassessed its "magnitude and severity".

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First Published: Tue, February 13 2018. 16:40 IST