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Cape Town isues first tender to produce extra 500Ml of water

17 minutes ago

The City of Cape Town has advertised its first tender for the desalination of water as part of a R2bn initiative to produce an extra 500 million litres (Ml) for the drought-stricken city.

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.

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.

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.

 

Eastern Cape villagers drink water with animals

2017-08-15 08:17

Residents of KwaDukathole village in the Eastern Cape have been sharing their drinking water with livestock since 2014, in spite of promises by the Chris Hani municipality to fix the village taps.

Cape Town dam levels show minimal increase post heavy rain

2017-08-11 17:58

The average dam storage levels for the City of Cape Town increased to 29.5% after the recent rain, with no reports of the feared flooding and displacement.

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.

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.

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