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Water Resources: Government Information: Library Guide: Drought

This guide directs you to government sources on water resources from international to local level.


Water Research Commission. Drought SA

Policy briefs

Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy. Policy brief on the 2015/2016 drought


Western Cape Department of Agriculture.  Drought Dialogue, Elsenburg, 23 and 24 June 2016.

The following paper gives a history of drought and agricultural management in South Africa. 

Van Zyl, Kosie. Discussion paper for Drought Dialogue at Elesenburg, 23 and 24 May 2016: lessons on drought in South Africa.


South Africa. National Treasury. Appropriations Act, 2018: Direct Conditional Grant Allocations approved for Drought Relief, 4 October 2018.

South Africa. Water and Sanitation gives update on Western Cape water situation, 9 July 2018.

South Africa. Water and Sanitation on rise in dam levels in Western Cape, 2 July 2018.

A media briefing statement was issued on 9 February on the outcomes of the Inter-Ministerial Task Team meeting on Drought and Water Scarcity held on 30 January 2018.  

Western and Eastern Cape drought crisis, 7 February 2018. "The Portfolio Committee on Water and Sanitation held a lively meeting on the current drought in the country to discuss the current status and challenges. The Committee was joined by Members from several Portfolio Committees who had been invited to attend the presentations."