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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.

Water boards battling to stay afloat blame department

2017-07-16 06:05

Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane’s department has failed to pay overdue funds to some of its water boards, leading to these boards being taken to court by unpaid service providers.

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.

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.

Umgeni Water exec exits as anonymous 'whistleblower' retracts corruption claims

2017-07-02 14:02

On the same day Umgeni Water chief executive Cyril Gamede, who had been suspended pending corruption allegations, left the utility, an anonymous letter exonerating him was sent to the board.

Slight uptick in factory gate prices to 4.8%

2017-06-29 11:59

The annual change in the Producer Price Index for final manufactured goods in May increased to 4.8%.

Treasury paints bleak picture of water dept's finances

2017-06-28 14:26

There is a misalignment between how the water and sanitation department plans its budget, and how it spends it, National Treasury has told MPs.

City of Cape Town warns of further, intensified water restrictions

2017-06-26 16:38

The City of Cape Town is preparing for the imminent implementation of intensified water restrictions, water and waste services mayoral committee member Xanthea Limberg has said.

Manguang water supply cut over multimillion-rand debt

2017-06-20 19:33

Bloem Water has cut its water supply to Manguang to 30% over massive debt.

 

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.

Water restrictions must continue in Limpopo despite stable levels - Water Affairs

2017-07-12 19:46

Limpopo residents have been urged to comply with water restrictions implemented by local municipalities, despite the province’s stable water levels, the department of water affairs says.

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.

Free water limited to the indigent - City of Johannesburg

2017-07-04 17:53

Government will only provide the indigent with free water, the City of Johannesburg has said in a statement following violent protests in Soweto.

Tougher water restrictions imposed on Cape Town residents

2017-06-30 18:50

The City of Cape Town says it has imposed stricter water restrictions on residents.

Minister dismisses Cape water board's leadership

2017-06-28 17:21

Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has dissolved the Overberg water board's leadership amid various management problems at the entity.

Acting Umgeni Water chief executive appointed

2017-06-27 21:28

Umgeni Water has a new acting chief executive following the recent suspension of Msizi Gamede who faces corruption allegations, the Water and Sanitation department said on Tuesday.

Cape Town emergency 'Day Zero' drought plans to be announced

2017-06-23 16:52

Operational plans for the unlikely scenario that the City of Cape Town runs out of water will be released within weeks, a city official has said.

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.

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