Home > Lifestyle > Environmental Health > News 13 August 2010 SA on brink of water shortage If urgent steps are not taken, South Africa will run out of water for future economic growth within the next five years. 0 Start A Health24 blog » Follow Health24 on Facebook » Test Are you envirohealth savvy? » Ask EnviroHealth Expert » Blood Lions: Bred for the Bullet movie trailer The amazing mountains on Pluto If urgent steps are not taken, South Africa will run out of water for future economic growth within the next five years. "At current consumption rates, our demand will outstrip supply by 2015," he says. NEXT ON HEALTH24X OPINION | Can tea really lower your blood sugar? 2020-10-20 13:35 More: Environmental HealthNews advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Medical Many people have an extra artery their arms – but it's just our continuing evolution Medical OPINION | Herd (immunity) today, gone tomorrow News Partner Content | Meet the Next Generation of Brave: Julian Sheldon Medical PICS: Swab gets stuck inside woman’s lung during coronavirus test Medical Some younger people get severe Covid-19 and scientists think they are close to finding out why Diet and nutrition OPINION | Can tea really lower your blood sugar? Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.