Time and money - two major obstacles in tackling Cape Town's water crisis

2017-10-19 13:22

Desalination plants and other plans - which are in the pipeline for Cape Town to help alleviate the water crisis - will probably cost the city billions of rand, and it is not yet clear where this money will come from.

Critical time for SA’s water, sanitation planning

2017-10-17 10:52

The financial sector should help close the water services infrastructure funding gap of R30bn per year, says an official at the Department of Water and Sanitation.

R200m in taxpayers' money down the drain

2017-10-15 06:00

Thanks to a bungled tender process, water pipes that cost South Africans over R200m for a desperately needed pipeline have been left to rot next to a road since 2010, rendering them unusable.

Warning that Cape Town's water outages could cause solar water geysers to 'explode'

2017-10-12 15:58

Water rationing to preselected suburbs by the City of Cape Town could lead to solar water geysers "exploding", an electrical and electronic engineer has warned.

Water department to fast track Western Cape schemes to beat 'day zero'

2017-10-04 20:30

Minister of Water and Sanitation Nomvula Mokonyane has met with Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille to discuss efforts to avoid 'day zero' during the current drought.

Interim board appointed to embattled Umgeni Water

2017-10-03 18:20

Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has appointed an interim board to the Umgeni Water Board in KwaZulu-Natal, says a spokesperson.

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.


Mine hits back over West Coast aquifer

2017-10-19 05:08

Kropz mining company says "irreversible environmental damage" will be done to groundwater if it is forced by legal action to stop pumping water from the Elandsfontein aquifer.

Are you drinking your sugar intake?

2017-10-16 11:00

Water contains no kilojoules and hydrates our body. Avoid sugary beverages and make sure you consume enough water.

'Pessimism', harsh realisations and a cash crunch: Unpacking the City of Cape Town's drought crisis plan

2017-10-13 20:22

Five months ago, the City of Cape Town realised the way it was handling the drought crisis was not working - it has since rethought its plan.

Cutting down on drinking alcohol this month? Here's our guide to surviving OcSober

2017-10-12 09:10

A few tips and tricks will get you through a month without drinking.

De Lille warns 'Day Zero' for Cape Town's municipal water supply is March 2018

2017-10-04 15:15

The City of Cape Town anticipates that its supply of municipal water will run out around March 2018, Mayor Patricia de Lille says.

Cape Town gets tough with delinquent water users

2017-09-26 05:46

The City of Cape Town plans to install roughly 2 000 water management devices per week on properties of excessive users to force down consumption.

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.

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