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South African Water Shortages Set to Spread, Business Day Says

March 04, 2013

Water shortages in South Africa may spread to Bloemfontein, the capital of the Free State province, Johannesburg-based Business Day reported.

Water deficits, caused by a lack of infrastructure, have been experienced in Nelspruit in Mpumalanga, Mafikeng and Brits in the North West province and in Brandfort in Free State, Business Day cited Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority consultant Richard Holden as saying.

A lack of qualified engineers with knowledge of how to run water-treatment plants is also contributing to the shortage, Business Day said, citing Holden.

To contact the reporter on this story: Tshepiso Mokhema in Johannesburg at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Antony Sguazzin at

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