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#News24 ICYMI: Caster Semenya shines on Destiny Mag cover; Drama in Henri Van Breda case And State Capture is word of the year

2017-10-16 18:08

ANC Youth League leader Collen Maine says people can't expect him to be like Julius Malema, Judge asks if he should recuse himself from the Henri Van Breda case and another emotional day unfolds at the Life Esidimeni hearings.

'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.

Table grape farmers worry about drought

2017-10-05 06:00

While the SA Table Grape Industry is concerned about the impact of the drought in the Western Cape, it still expects a harvest in line with the average.

De Lille warns 'Day Zero' for Cape Town's municipal water supply is March 2018

2017-10-04 15:15

The City of Cape Town anticipates that its supply of municipal water will run out around March 2018, Mayor Patricia de Lille says.

Cape Town gets tough with delinquent water users

2017-09-26 05:46

The City of Cape Town plans to install roughly 2 000 water management devices per week on properties of excessive users to force down consumption.

Water scarcity could be bigger problem than energy crunch - analyst

2017-09-20 05:30

South Africa’s widespread water crisis is not only being caused by a severe drought but by “political apathy”, says Nedbank economist Mike Peo.

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Pretoria company comes to the rescue of drought-stricken West Coast farmers

A Pretoria-based bricking company has decided to heed the call for help from farmers in drought-stricken Vredendal. Watch.

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WATCH: Just how much rain has fallen in Cape Town in 2017?

Cape Town's 'rainy season' has for the most part, come and gone and the City's major dams have a collective yield of 37.2% water storage. City officials had been banking on winter rains to alleviate the water crisis. Just how much rain has fallen? Watch.

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Western Cape dam levels still dire

2017-09-11 18:56

Water levels in Western Cape dams are showing slight improvements at an average 35.2% full, but the situation is still dire.

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WATCH: Latest CT dam levels as Level 5 restrictions take effect

Cape Town's collective dam storage levels increased by a mere 0.9% over the past week, while the City braces for level 5 water restrictions amid the worst water crisis in decades. Watch.

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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.

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.

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.

Cape Town hotels devising water saving plans

2017-10-01 06:00

Hotels and guesthouses in Cape Town are doing their best to ensure that their customers save water this summer.

Nedbank slams SA drought crisis management

2017-09-20 13:57

The management of the Western Cape's water crisis during the drought has come under fire.

Many Capetonians ignoring water restrictions - City

2017-09-18 22:33

Many Capetonians are failing to adhere to level 5 water restrictions, with only half limiting their daily personal water consumption to 87 litres.

De Lille uses 89l of water per day, 2l above target

2017-09-14 06:22

City of Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille says two-minute showers, doing laundry once a week and leaving dishes in the sink help keep her personal consumption below 90l a day.

When the taps run dry: what is your family's plan to cope with severe water shortage?

2017-09-11 21:22

It's not unthinkable that we could have to shower in salty water one day. Right now, we have rethink each drop of water – here are a few ideas.

How smart meters can save water in drought ridden Cape Town

2017-09-05 13:59

A key challenge affecting water consumption behaviour is the time lag between consumption and the related bill and the resolution of the information on the bill, writes MJ Booysen.

Western Cape R295m 'day zero' water plan kicks in

2017-08-31 21:19

The Western Cape government is implementing a R295m emergency programme to get through the drought disaster

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