Water restrictions may have been lifted in Gauteng, but the struggle continues in the Western Cape.
Cape Town has been declared a disaster area, with its feeder dams dropping to 30% capacity. This is particularly disturbing, as the final 10% of dam water is claimed to be unusable.
This disastrous state of affairs overlaps with National Water Week, which starts on 17 March.
The Department of Water Affairs has set aside this week to celebrate the progress it has made in making safe drinking water accessible since 1994, as well as reminding South Africans to use water sparingly.
Some South Africans have a head start on the awareness front.
In an attempt to highlight how important water is, photographers Roger and Pat de la Harpe teamed up with their friend and film maker, Louis Bolton, to create a short movie titled, The Beauty of Water – Every Drop Counts.
It was filmed in the Karkloof Mountains in Kwazulu-Natal and it is exquisite reminder of why water is so imperative to all life on earth.