ARTICLES RELATING TO WATER

Limpopo's water situation improves

2017-04-19 18:50

Dam levels in Limpopo have reached satisfactory levels following recent rain, the provincial water affairs department has said.

Cape Town finally hits water use target

2017-04-18 19:31

Water consumption in Cape Town has dropped below the city’s 700 million litre per day target for the first time.

From sea to tap water

2017-04-18 06:00

As concerns over the ongoing drought continue to mount, Eskom has revealed its plans to install a desalination plant at the Koeberg nuclear power station.

Oudtshoorn water tested after discolouration following flash floods

2017-04-13 09:13

The results of tests to detect bacteria and to ascertain the amount of iron in the discoloured water experienced in Oudtshoorn are expected to be released.

100 days of water left in Cape Town dams, restrictions to be tightened

2017-04-03 17:24

Cape Town’s water supply is down to its last 100 days, resulting in the municipality bringing forward its emergency supply schemes.

Cape Town water being treated for harmless compound

2017-03-28 11:00

The City of Cape Town is treating its dwindling water supplies for the harmless organic compound geosmin, that is affecting its smell and taste.

Protect Cape Flats aquifer, says campaigner

2017-03-23 22:59

The Cape Flats has a secret weapon against drought - an aquifer in Philippi that has been watering the city's vegetables for more than 200 years.

We need to change how we use water - World Bank

2017-03-22 16:29

The world needs to transform the way it manages its water, Professor Patrick Verkooijen of the World Bank has said.

Four maps that show the extent of the Cape Town water crisis

2017-03-08 11:06

Just how bad is the Cape Town water crisis? Take a look at four maps that show the extent of the problem.

Cape Town breaks through 800 million litre water saving barrier

2017-03-06 19:07

Capetonians are finally using less than 800 million litres of water per day, the city said.

 

Drought-weary Western Cape residents warned to prepare for floods

2017-04-19 15:39

Western Cape residents must start preparing for possible flooding when the winter rains arrive to break the drought, says MEC for local government Anton Bredell.

De Lille to address Cape Town drought intervention plans

2017-04-18 07:12

Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille is to join a panel discussion to discuss the city's interventions in the drought crisis affecting the metro.

Initial chemical tests show Oudtshoorn water meets standards - municipality

2017-04-14 09:48

The first set of chemical results of water tests conducted on discoloured water in Oudtshoorn indicate that its iron content falls within South African standards, the local municipality has said.

Cape Town’s taps could really run dry

2017-04-04 06:30

Taps may run dry in the drought-stricken city of Cape Town and the south-western Cape, as dam levels drop and rainfall forecasts for the region over the next few months are no better than chance.

Western Cape dams now only 25% full - MEC

2017-03-31 18:05

Dam levels across the Western Cape have fallen to an average of 25%, says Local Government MEC Anton Bredell.

Anglican Archbishop calls for water activism

2017-03-24 20:13

People must become activists for the protection of water sources to prevent a future with no clean water, Anglican Archbishop Thabo Makgoba has said.

Zuma unveils UN's global water and sanitation plan

2017-03-22 18:16

President Jacob Zuma has unveiled the UN's broad-based plan to provide water and sanitation for 10 billion people by 2030.

Emergency measures in place for water crisis – Cape Town

2017-03-13 22:15

The City of Cape Town says disaster planning is underway to ensure measures are in place for the possibility of an extended drought.

Mandela Bay on brink of disaster as water crisis deepens

2017-03-07 20:24

The Nelson Mandela Bay municipality is on the brink of being declared a disaster area as the water crisis deepens, mayor Athol Trollip has said.

SA cities lose 37% of water supply through leaks

2017-03-02 19:25

The Western Cape government say 37% of South Africa's water supply is lost through leaks in cities.

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