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City of Cape Town to release 'Water Resilience Plan'

2017-08-15 05:04

A comprehensive plan to avoid the City of Cape Town running out of water will be announced the city says.

Zille to bill Mokonyane millions for water systems maintenance, repairs

2017-08-01 19:37

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille is planning to send Minister of Water and Sanitation Nomvula Mokonyane a bill for R3.5m for water infrastructure maintenance.

'Stubborn' Capetonians still using too much water

2017-07-24 23:09

Far too many Capetonians are being stubborn and still not doing enough to save water, the City of Cape Town has warned.

We must act now to turn the drought crisis around

2017-07-23 06:51

South Africa is in the middle of a water crisis. You would assume that, after repeated warnings over the past few years by industry stakeholders, we would have changed our attitudes.

What is government doing about Cape Town's water crisis?

2017-07-19 08:40

The Western Cape government's Disaster Management Directorate estimates rainfall will decrease by 30% by the year 2050. Various government officials have been asked what the plan is to prevent the city's taps running dry.

Keep saving water while it rains - Western Cape government

2017-07-17 14:07

Western Cape MEC Anton Bredell has urged consumers not to revert to using water wastefully, as dam levels are still recovering.

Green Bond to help with 'new normal' of water shortages

2017-07-13 05:26

A University of Cape Town senior lecturer has suggested that the City of Cape Town should spend some of the R1bn raised in its first Green Bond on installing digital water-use devices in homes.

Why we need a weekly drought bulletin for Cape Town

2017-07-12 08:54

Some editor out there should roll up his or her sleeves, assemble the best climatologists and ask them to give us their best range of estimates for the next 12 months and longer, writes Clem Sunter.

Cape Town: Don't stop saving water

2017-07-08 11:51

Despite cooler weather and some rain, the Mother City is still in the midst of a drought crisis and residents must keep saving water, the City of Cape Town says.

Harsh summer predicted for 2018 - Cape Town

2017-07-04 21:26

The City of Cape Town has warned residents to conserve more water as a harsh summer is predicted for the city in 2018.

 

Cape Town residents advised to use water sparingly during hot weather

2017-08-07 22:16

The City of Cape Town is urging residents to further reduce their water usage during the unseasonably dry weather that Cape Town is currently experiencing.

Valhalla Park building project held hostage by gangsters - De Lille

2017-07-27 21:25

The City of Cape Town has been forced to cancel the construction of more than 700 homes in Valhalla Park following ongoing threats from gangsters in the area.

The first drought bulletin

2017-07-24 14:02

Since nobody else in the major media outlets has taken up my challenge of writing a drought bulletin for Cape Town, I will attempt to do the first one, says Clem Sunter.

Cape Town housing expansion not linked to water crisis

2017-07-19 18:33

Cape Town's water restrictions cannot be blamed on new housing projects popping up around the city, the city's mayoral committee member in charge of water and sanitation has said.

Capetonians still way off water-saving target

2017-07-17 20:38

Capetonians have missed their goal of lowering their collective water usage to 500 million litres a day, by a whopping 113 million litres, a city official has said.

What Cape Town can learn from Windhoek on surviving droughts

2017-07-17 10:55

Cape Town can learn a good few lessons from Windhoek on how to manage droughts and the solutions don't all lie in technology, writes Dian Spear.

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WATCH: Cape Town dam levels still dropping despite recent rains

Recent rains in the Western Cape have had little to no impact on dam storage levels for drought-stricken Cape Town. Watch.

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Cape Town dams 25.4% full

2017-07-10 18:40

Despite an increase in water levels since June, the City of Cape Town says dam storage levels and usable water are still very low.

Cape Town to host massive water loss conference

2017-07-07 09:23

The City of Cape Town will play host to one of the world’s largest water loss conferences in 2018, the Western Cape's investment agency has said.

George water wasters may face hefty fines or jail time

2017-07-04 17:40

Habitual water wasters may be slapped with penalties of up to R4 000 or six months in jail as the George Municipality this week implements fines for repeat offenders.

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