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Nedbank slams SA drought crisis management

2017-09-20 13:57

The management of the Western Cape's water crisis during the drought has come under fire.

Western Cape dam levels still dire

2017-09-11 18:56

Water levels in Western Cape dams are showing slight improvements at an average 35.2% full, but the situation is still dire.

Rand Water cuts Bushbuckridge water level by 20% over massive debt

2017-08-30 14:03

Water supply to Bushbuckridge Local Municipality has been reduced by 20% over a whopping R200m debt owed to Rand Water.

Western Cape dam levels still low

2017-08-21 21:10

The average level of the Western Cape's dams is a mere 30,89%, which is still alarmingly low compared to the 57,95% average of 2016, the Western Cape government has said.

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.

 

De Lille uses 89l of water per day, 2l above target

2017-09-14 06:22

City of Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille says two-minute showers, doing laundry once a week and leaving dishes in the sink help keep her personal consumption below 90l a day.

Western Cape R295m 'day zero' water plan kicks in

2017-08-31 21:19

The Western Cape government is implementing a R295m emergency programme to get through the drought disaster

National Disaster Management Centre grants Cape Town R20.8m for drought relief

2017-08-23 22:35

The City of Cape Town has been granted R20.8m from the National Disaster Management Centre to mitigate the effect of the ongoing drought, Mayor Patricia de Lille says.

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

2017-08-17 20:12

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.

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