EC drought leads to unsanitary conditions at Makhanda school


Senior Member
Dec 24, 2014
CAPE TOWN - The Eastern Cape drought has led to unsanitary conditions at a primary school in Makhanda.

The town is almost entirely reliant on water tankers and humanitarian organisation Gift of the Givers has been instrumental in drilling new boreholes to ensure those tankers can be filled.

About 700 children attend Archie Mbolekwa Primary School in Tantyi location every day. They’re from a poor area and the grinding drought in the region is starting to seriously affect them not only at home but at school too.

This is one of the schools in the area that’s entirely reliant on water brought in by tankers.