Cape Town's water crisis: 5 things you should know

2017-10-19 13:28

Cape Town is experiencing the worst drought in its recorded history. Here are five things about it that you should know.

City of Cape Town's water supply augmentation process 'not cancelled'

2017-10-16 22:35

The City of Cape Town has announced that its emergency augmentation programme to increase the supply of water in the drought-stricken metro has not been cancelled.

'Pessimism', harsh realisations and a cash crunch: Unpacking the City of Cape Town's drought crisis plan

2017-10-13 20:22

Five months ago, the City of Cape Town realised the way it was handling the drought crisis was not working - it has since rethought its plan.

Don't give 'money directly to street people', City of Cape Town begs residents

2017-10-12 05:13

The City of Cape Town has reiterated its call for residents to not give money or food directly to homeless individuals, saying that handouts perpetuate chronic homelessness.

Taps slow down to trickle as water rationing starts in Cape Town

2017-10-10 10:30

The City of Cape Town has rolled out Phase One of its Critical Water Shortages Disaster Plan and pre-selected suburbs can expect dry taps during peak hours.

ANC looks for security upgrades, 'firepool' at De Lille's home

2017-10-05 15:49

About 10 ANC members have visited Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille's home to ask her to 'pay back the money' on security upgrades to her house.

Water department to fast track Western Cape schemes to beat 'day zero'

2017-10-04 20:30

Minister of Water and Sanitation Nomvula Mokonyane has met with Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille to discuss efforts to avoid 'day zero' during the current drought.

Nothing irregular about work at De Lille's home - City of Cape Town

2017-10-01 14:47

The City of Cape Town says security equipment installations at Mayor Patricia de Lille’s home were above board, after claims about construction work at the city’s expense.

Two years on, how is Wolwerivier doing?

2017-09-08 08:08

Wolwerivier is one of the places the City of Cape Town moves people to when they are evicted.

How to apply for a disabled parking permit

2017-08-07 12:58

Do you need to apply for a disabled parking permit? The City of Cape Town has released a helpful guide for motorists.


Time and money - two major obstacles in tackling Cape Town's water crisis

2017-10-19 13:22

Desalination plants and other plans - which are in the pipeline for Cape Town to help alleviate the water crisis - will probably cost the city billions of rand, and it is not yet clear where this money will come from.

News24 water investigation: Warnings and a turning point

2017-10-16 12:49

The drought gripping the Western Cape could not have been foreseen a decade ago, the City of Cape Town maintains, adding that new plans will in all likelihood come with significant tariff increases.

City of Cape Town intends to take over Metrorail

2017-10-12 13:36

Mayoral Committee Member for Transportation and Urban Development Brett Herron has announced that the City intended to take over the management of Metrorail.

Cape Town ANC branch to lay criminal charges against De Lille

2017-10-10 11:35

The Western Cape ANC's Dullah Omar region has announced that it would lodge a criminal complaint against Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille over security upgrades carried out at her home.

Rent owed to City goes from R3 400 to R260 000 in one month

2017-10-10 06:17

Vendors on the Grand Parade in Cape Town are looking for answers after their monthly rentals went up by extremely large amounts with no explanation given to them by the City of Cape Town.

ANC to stage 'pay back the money' picket outside De Lille's home

2017-10-05 08:42

The ANC is set to picket outside Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille’s private home to demand that she 'pay back the money' for security upgrades to her house.

De Lille hits out at JP Smith over 'malicious, defamatory remarks'

2017-10-02 17:33

City of Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille has hit out at mayoral committee member for safety and security JP Smith, accusing him of spreading "malicious and defamatory remarks" relating to upgrades at her home.

Judge questions City of Cape Town's plan to send Woodstock families to Wolwerivier

2017-09-13 10:15

"If you get sent to Wolwerivier, what is the chance that you will be able to get out of Wolwerivier?" acting Judge Mark Sher has asked, in the eviction case of 27 Woodstock residents.

WATCH: Latest dam levels for CT as 'rainy season' nears its end

The average storage level of Cape Town's major dams is a mere 32.5%, which is still alarmingly low compared to the 57.95% average this time last year. Watch the latest on the Cape water crisis.

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Cape Town takes govt to court in bid to buy electricity from IPPs

2017-08-07 07:53

Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi has confirmed that the Department of Energy and Nersa have been served with court papers by the City of Cape Town demanding the right of the city to purchase electricity from independent power producers.

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