News24 water investigation: Warnings and a turning point

2017-10-16 12:49

The drought gripping the Western Cape could not have been foreseen a decade ago, the City of Cape Town maintains, adding that new plans will in all likelihood come with significant tariff increases.

Taps slow down to trickle as water rationing starts in Cape Town

2017-10-10 10:30

The City of Cape Town has rolled out Phase One of its Critical Water Shortages Disaster Plan and pre-selected suburbs can expect dry taps during peak hours.

How Cape Town plans to tackle water disaster

2017-10-04 17:14

Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille has released the city’s critical water shortages disaster plan, which would see phased rationing and saving, before a full-out disaster response.

Water scarcity could be bigger problem than energy crunch - analyst

2017-09-20 05:30

South Africa’s widespread water crisis is not only being caused by a severe drought but by “political apathy”, says Nedbank economist Mike Peo.

When the taps run dry: what is your family's plan to cope with severe water shortage?

2017-09-11 21:22

It's not unthinkable that we could have to shower in salty water one day. Right now, we have rethink each drop of water – here are a few ideas.

Disaster relief money starts flowing into Western Cape

2017-08-29 10:46

The Western Cape government has received the first tranche of the money it needs to cope with the devastating drought and fires in the province, Minister of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Des van Rooyen has said.

Cape Town reveals sites of proposed new water desalination plants

2017-08-18 05:10

Cape Town's Granger Bay, Hout Bay and Dido Bay may soon be home to three proposed new desalination plants that the city intends commissioning to make extra drinking water for its residents and visitors.

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.

What Cape Town can learn from Windhoek on surviving droughts

2017-07-17 10:55

Cape Town can learn a good few lessons from Windhoek on how to manage droughts and the solutions don't all lie in technology, writes Dian Spear.

Why we need a weekly drought bulletin for Cape Town

2017-07-12 08:54

Some editor out there should roll up his or her sleeves, assemble the best climatologists and ask them to give us their best range of estimates for the next 12 months and longer, writes Clem Sunter.


Cape Town's groundwater plan targets 'impossible'

2017-10-11 09:30

Key partners in the extraction of groundwater to augment the City of Cape Town's water supply believe that the city's current 100 million litres per day target is impossible.

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.

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.

Many Capetonians ignoring water restrictions - City

2017-09-18 22:33

Many Capetonians are failing to adhere to level 5 water restrictions, with only half limiting their daily personal water consumption to 87 litres.

WATCH: Latest CT dam levels as Level 5 restrictions take effect

Cape Town's collective dam storage levels increased by a mere 0.9% over the past week, while the City braces for level 5 water restrictions amid the worst water crisis in decades. Watch.

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WATCH: Latest dam levels for CT as 'rainy season' nears its end

The average storage level of Cape Town's major dams is a mere 32.5%, which is still alarmingly low compared to the 57.95% average this time last year. Watch the latest on the Cape water crisis.

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Treason: the fight for water

2017-08-14 07:05

What’s more treasonous: voting against a captured president, or allowing the country’s water to be wasted, polluted and lost, asks Mandi Smallhorne.

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.

Green Bond to help with 'new normal' of water shortages

2017-07-13 05:26

A University of Cape Town senior lecturer has suggested that the City of Cape Town should spend some of the R1bn raised in its first Green Bond on installing digital water-use devices in homes.

Cape Town: Don't stop saving water

2017-07-08 11:51

Despite cooler weather and some rain, the Mother City is still in the midst of a drought crisis and residents must keep saving water, the City of Cape Town says.

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