Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation minister, Lindiwe Sisulu, says more than R2-billion is needed to provide a lasting solution to address chronic water shortages country-wide including the Maluti-A-Phofung Municipality in the Free State.
Sedibeng Water has been tasked to conduct a feasibility study to realise the plan.
Residents have suspended violent service delivery protests over water shortages in QwaQwa, Harrismith and Kestell.
The short-term plan will cost more than R200-million, and it includes the allocation of 5-thousand water tanks to the residents.
For more on this we are joined by our reporter Aphumelele Mdlalane in Qwaqwa.
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