Drought already cost Western Cape grape farmers R500m – MEC

2017-05-24 20:43

Western Cape Agriculture MEC Alan Winde says the ongoing drought in the province will cost grape producers an estimated R500m.

Cape Town to spend more than R300m over 3 years to tackle drought

2017-05-23 21:13

Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille has said the city plans to spend R315m in the next three financial years to deal with the ongoing drought in the region.

Don't panic about Western Cape 'drought disaster' - Zille

2017-05-22 17:31

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille has declared the entire province a disaster area, in an attempt to prevent it from running out of water.

Open letter from Cosatu to Jacob Zuma: 'Water crisis will lead to war and deaths in W Cape'

2017-05-17 20:24

The water crisis in the Western Cape will lead to war and deaths unless urgent steps are taken soon, Cosatu has said.

Western Cape water crisis an opportunity for innovation - Zille

2017-05-16 21:02

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille says the ongoing drought in the Western Cape is an opportunity for the country to innovate.

When towns run dry

2017-05-11 17:42

With no water in the taps and bone-dry dams, residents of small towns in the Northern Cape get by on a wing and a prayer. How do they survive?

Rhino threat persists as Petmin agrees to delist from JSE

2017-05-09 11:39

Protestors have demonstrated outside mining firm Petmin’s headquarters, as shareholders delisted the company from the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

Drought warning should put us on war footing

2017-05-08 05:00

A sense of urgency about confronting the possibility of long-term drought conditions is desperately needed at Cabinet level, says Mandi Smallhorne.

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.


Western Cape businesses must do their part to save water - Cape Chamber

2017-05-24 10:07

Western Cape businesses must do everything possible to save water and reduce consumption, the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry has said.

Cape Town water usage must come down by 100 million litres - city

2017-05-22 22:43

Water use in Cape Town must be brought down by 100 million litres per day immediately, says the City of Cape Town.

Western Cape declared disaster area over drought

2017-05-22 15:15

The Western Cape government has declared the entire province a disaster area to deal with the ongoing drought, MEC Alan Winde says.

What’s causing Cape Town’s water crisis?

2017-05-17 08:07

There are several likely causes of Cape Town’s water shortage. A lecturer in Environmental and Geographical Sciences at UCT helps get to the root of the problem.

Cape Town recommends Level 4 water restrictions

2017-05-16 16:05

The City of Cape wants to introduce Level 4 water restrictions which would ban all use of municipal water for outside and non-essential use and limit residents to 100 litres per person per day.

Pietermaritzburg community residents fetch water from a dirty river

2017-05-11 08:01

Residents of Willowfountain in Pietermaritzburg are still fetching dirty water from the river in spite of the installation of a new reservoir.

Big effort is required to ensure WC doesn’t run out of water - MEC

2017-05-08 18:13

Department of Local Government and Environmental Affairs MEC Anton Bredell has urged consumers to save water as provincial dam levels drop to 20%.

Water restrictions partially lifted in Tshwane

2017-05-03 16:31

Water restrictions in Tshwane have been partially lifted, the city has announced.

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.

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