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.

Knysna facing major water crisis

2017-06-19 20:05

The Knysna community is being urged to use water sparingly after the town only received 1mm of rain.

Changing the way safe drinking water is bought, sold in Africa

2017-06-13 18:07

SA has over the last few years experienced water shortages that has led to it not being able to provide reliable water supply to almost two million people between 2011 and 2015.

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.

Here's what your gym is cutting back on amid the water crisis

2017-06-02 09:58

In some Cape Town gyms, steam rooms and saunas are a thing of the past (for now), and two-minute showers may be the future.

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.

Time to get serious about water supply

2017-05-31 05:00

it is time for South Africans to start a nationwide discussion about the real state of water resources and how this stands to impact on socio-economic development, says Solly Moeng.

Mokonyane doesn't know what a Gupta company is

2017-05-26 14:49

Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane does not know the definition of a Gupta-linked company.

Cash crunch: Water dept scrambles to pay off R1.5bn debt

2017-05-25 18:10

The water and sanitation department has to reprioritise money earmarked for municipalities in order to pay off R1.5bn debt, Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has told MPs.


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.

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.

SEE: How much water do you use per day?

2017-06-13 14:42

With level 4 water restrictions in Cape Town, residents are urged to use a maximum of 100 litres per person per day. Here’s how quickly it adds up.

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.

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.

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”.

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.

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.

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