The Department of Water Affairs in the Western Cape says tens of thousands of migrants are flocking into Cape Town, forcing authorities to rethink the city's water supply strategy.
The department’s chief director, Rashid Khan, points out that, "There are quite large numbers of people coming in and the city needs to review its water-use growth strategy."
Khan argues that assumptions made by Cape Town's water planners in 2007 are now being overtaken by population growth.
His comments come after the announcement by the department that is exploring initiatives to ensure that water use in and around Cape Town does not outstrip supply in the near future.
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