Cape Town taps may be off soon due to drought

If that happens, Cape Town will become the first major city in the world to run out of water. Authorities say only substantial rainfall can fix the crisis.

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    People in Cape Town may be forced to turn off their taps in July - because of an unprecedented drought in South Africa. If that happens, Cape Town will become the first major city in the world to run out of water. Authorities say only substantial rainfall can fix the crisis.

    Al Jazeera's Malcolm Webb's report is the first in our Thirst series on water, and how conflict, drought and pollution are affecting its availability.


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