We live in a country where we have to pay for everything, even water.
So how much does a country have to drink to meet its basic needs?
Water and sanitation experts say the average South African needs to drink at least 5 litres a day.
Water is the countrys main source of power and in rural areas, many of the people rely on it for cooking and heating.
But the scarcity of water in rural South Africa means it’s essential for people to drink.
When I went to school in Cape Town, the school had no water and no toilet, so I had to go out to a nearby water source, which was a river.
That’s when I realised I needed to take up the cause of water.
I started a Facebook group and it’s grown into a worldwide movement.
We have about 200,000 members and we have a Facebook page with a million followers.
People come up with ideas like “If we get our water from a nearby river, where do we get it?” or “If a person needs water for their kids, where does they get it from?”
People in rural countries need to drink water, especially for cooking.
So we need to get it to them.
As of October 2018, the South African Water and Sanitation Authority (SASMA) has issued more than 1,300 water advisories for rural areas and a similar number for rural cities.
In rural areas there is a lack of clean water.
The country has one of the highest levels of untreated sewage in the world.
“We have a water crisis.
We need to find a solution,” says Chumbi Mabey, an activist and member of the Rural Water Alliance.
He says there is still much work to be done in South African society.
For years, the country has been struggling to address water scarcity.
The country has also been facing a massive drought.
Between 2009 and 2018, there was a record-breaking drought.
But a lack in rainfall has caused some areas to see a spike in water scarcity and an influx of people in areas with limited water.
This has been exacerbated by an economic downturn that has put a strain on agriculture.
Many rural households have also been hit by food prices, which have skyrocketed.
Food prices are so high, in many rural areas people have to cook their own meals.
This can leave them with no money for food, so they have to rely on charity or on donations from other members of the community.
“There’s a lot of food insecurity and hunger and there are no jobs to feed people,” says Simeon Njengo, a water specialist.
“We need a solution to water.”
The Rural Water and Food Alliance is a grassroots organisation that helps people in the rural areas with water issues and provides food to those in need.
It also helps farmers and businesses in the communities they serve.
Mabey says that he has seen a huge increase in the number of people joining the group, which he says is a good sign.
Since February 2018, about 3,500 members have joined the Rural Food Alliance, which has now grown to more than 3,000.
Many people have been getting their water from their own gardens, as well as water that is stored in private wells.
They also rely on private water networks.
For instance, Mabery says he has helped a farmer in Cape City who used to use a local well and used a water truck to get water from the well.
But in 2018, Mibey says he received a call from a farmer who needed to use private water.
Mabrey asked the farmer to pay him the $2,000 in fees to get the water he needed.
Mabery is working to find private water providers to help farmers in rural Cape Town.
He also has a new group called Water Africa to work with the private sector to provide water in remote areas.