South Africa faces worst drought in decades

A dead cow lies in an empty water supply dam in Senekal, South Africa, yesterday. The rural farming town last saw rain on Dec 15 and has had a severe water shortage for the past three months, with residents having to queue for water at hand-out point
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A dead cow lies in an empty water supply dam in Senekal, South Africa, yesterday. The rural farming town last saw rain on Dec 15 and has had a severe water shortage for the past three months, with residents having to queue for water at hand-out points. Large parts of the country are facing their worst drought and highest temperatures in decades.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 12, 2016, with the headline 'South Africa faces worst drought in decades'. Print Edition | Subscribe