Drought-hit South Africa partners with Iran to build desalination plants

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Posted: May 11, 2016 4:21 AM

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa has partnered with Iran to develop desalination plants along all coastal communities to boost water supplies, the water minister said on Wednesday, as the worst drought in living memory dries dams.

"Now with the partnership that we have entered into through the binational commission between South Africa and Iran we want to go full steam," Nomvula Mokonyane told reporters.

(Reporting by Wendell Roelf; Editing by James Macharia)