Drought-stricken South Africa faces water infrastructure funding shortfall

A new report estimates that South Africa will need to invest about R70.4-billion a year in water infrastructure investment over the next decade to address water scarcity and provide reliable water to all people, businesses and industries in South Africa. The ‘Water 2018 – Market Intelligence Report’, released by nonprofit organisation Green Cape, on Wednesday, said investment in water infrastructure included the refurbishment and upgrade of existing infrastructure, as well as the development of new infrastructure, to support population and economic growth.