ARTICLES RELATING TO DROUGHT

Western Cape govt hopes to see dams 75% full by October

2017-06-20 18:02

The Western Cape government hopes that dams will be 75% full by October, says Local Government MEC Anton Bredell.

Cape storm isn't a quick fix for drought, warns City of Cape Town

2017-06-07 18:59

The City of Cape Town has cautioned residents that despite heavy rains, there was still a need to reduce water usage.

Some Cape Town homes without water at night as city tries to find right pressure

2017-06-06 16:04

Residents of Ilitha Park say their taps have been running dry every night for months.

Cape Town residents jubilant as rain falls

2017-06-03 20:03

Residents of Cape Town have taken to social media in jubilation as rain started to fall in the mother city.

Farmers want probe into 'missing' drought-relief billions

2017-06-02 12:28

South African farmers have called for an investigation into how R2.5bn of government funds earmarked for drought relief was spent.

City of Cape Town approves Level 4 water restrictions

2017-05-31 14:02

The City of Cape Town has approved Level 4 water restrictions, which limits residents to 100l of water per person per day.

Day Zero is fast approaching: How will Cape Town look without water?

2017-05-30 13:21

Helen Zille recently spoke of a Day Zero, the day Cape Town potentially runs out of water. But has anyone taken a moment to consider the months and even years that may follow, asks Robert Traydon.

Shower for 2 minutes, flush only if 'absolutely' necessary – City of Cape Town

2017-05-29 20:40

The drought crisis in Cape Town has reached its most critical level to date and the city is now urging residents to spend no more than two minutes in the shower and only flush the toilet “when absolutely necessary”.

Abnormal farming conditions require better risk management

2017-05-29 14:21

After the agrisector contracted during last year’s disastrous drought, there is a widely accepted realisation that agricultural risks have increased on several levels and that they require new strategies.

Stellenbosch municipality announces tougher water restrictions

2017-05-25 17:34

The Stellenbosch municipality has announced Level 4 water restrictions, with exemptions available on application for the town's important agricultural and nursery industries.

 

Cape Town dam levels rise by 3.7% following recent rains

2017-06-19 17:20

The City of Cape Town has warned residents to curb water consumption, saying recent rains have done little to elevate the ongoing drought.

City of Cape Town on 'high alert' for the storm

2017-06-06 22:05

The City of Cape Town has urged residents to keep calm and do everything possible to keep safe as the storm approaches.

Jail time, hefty fines for repeat water wasters, warns city

2017-06-05 19:25

The city of Cape Town has warned that repeat water wasters could face jail time, as well as stiff fines, as it strengthens its efforts to ensure water is saved.

Authorities warn KZN still in drought danger

2017-06-02 16:12

Umgeni Water, bulk water supplier for KwaZulu-Natal, has cautioned that the province is not yet safe from worsening drought conditions.

City urges Cape Town residents to store emergency water

2017-06-01 17:10

The City of Cape Town has advised residents to keep an emergency supply of 2 to 5 litres of water as it starts further pressure reduction which may interrupt supply to some high lying areas.

De Lille to brief Capetonians on 'water resilience' plan

2017-05-31 07:53

Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille is expected to announce further plans to deal with the city’s water shortage.

Koeberg ready to support water management plans

2017-05-30 05:00

Koeberg will fast track implementation of a desalination plant to limit the risk posed by the current drought to its operations, says station Manager Velaphi Ntuli.

Critical Western Cape dam levels fall further

2017-05-29 14:47

Dam levels in the Western Cape have dropped to an average of 17.97% full, with Clanwilliam Dam at only 6%, the Western Cape Local Government MEC Anton Bredell has said.

City of Cape Town prays for much needed rain

2017-05-25 18:21

City of Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille has hosted an inter-faith prayer gathering to pray for much needed rain.

Cape Town water supplies will last until August - city official

2017-05-25 12:05

The City of Cape Town has enough water to last until August or September at current consumption levels, an official has said.

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