Economy faces paralysis if govt doesn't act urgently on water crisis - report

2018-03-15 15:12

If the government fails to respond to the country’s critical water situation, South Africans could face a situation similar to the energy crisis that nearly paralysed the economy, according to a Water Research Commission report.

Drought disaster: R6bn in the budget, and more is coming - Mkhize

2018-03-13 13:33

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Zweli Mkhize says there is R6bn allocated for disaster relief in the budget, and more will come through special disaster funds.


Drought declared a national disaster

2018-03-13 09:22

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Zweli Mkhize has declared the prevailing water crisis affecting multiple provinces a national state of disaster.

Water flows despite Nehawu threats

2018-03-08 20:47

Nothing has come of a threatened interruption to the water supply on the first day of a nationwide strike called by Nehawu at the Department of Water and Sanitation to force government's hand on a list of demands.

Water curbs: A tale of rich and poor

2018-03-08 11:31

At least 64% of the City of Cape Town's water management devices have been installed in poor communities, not in affluent homes where water restrictions are being flouted.

You could be drinking your neighbour's loo water - City of Cape Town may take water saving to another level

2018-03-07 12:06

Waste water from millions of lavatories, showers and baths in drought-stricken Cape Town is to be treated and pumped into the massive Cape Flats aquifer - and used again for drinking water.

Drought impact on W Cape economy worse than anticipated - minister

2018-03-01 21:00

Compared to the previous season, aggregate income after costs in the Western Cape agriculture sector is estimated to have declined by up to R5.9bn.

'The drought is real' - World Wide Fund for Nature

2018-03-08 17:17

While the announcement that Day Zero has been pushed back was met with scepticism by some, a water expert has warned that the drought in Cape Town is real.

V&A desalination plant almost ready to roll - City of Cape Town

2018-03-01 17:42

The City of Cape Town's desalination plant at the V&A Waterfront is set to come online in the second half of March, Deputy Mayor Ian Neilson has announced.

Cape Town needs up to R12bn to avert future water crises - Moody's

2018-03-12 17:20

Cape Town needs between R8bn and R12bn over the next five years for water and sanitation infrastructure to deal with its water crisis properly, says Moody's

4 things that helped us dramatically push back Day Zero

2018-03-12 13:54

We are committed to giving honest weekly updates about the water crisis. When circumstances change, we say so, writes Helen Zille.

Water restrictions may be reviewed at a later stage - Neilson

2018-03-07 16:58

Cape Town will not have Day Zero this year if residents continue to save water, DA leader Mmusi Maimane said, and Deputy Mayor Ian Nielsen added that restrictions and punitive tariffs would remain in place, but would be reviewed later.

Cape Water Update: Water consumption reduced by 60% in 3 years, no Day Zero in 2018

2018-03-08 09:33

Cape Town sets a new water standard as the municipality announced that the taps will not be turned off in 2018.

Strike could burst Cape Town's Day Zero bubble

2018-03-08 17:46

The happy bubble over Cape Town, after reduced consumption led to Day Zero being pushed back to August, could be burst by a National Health and Allied Workers Union strike at the Department of Water and Sanitation.

Cape Town winning Day Zero battle, but City warns residents to keep saving

2018-03-05 13:42

The City of Cape Town has repeated its call to locals to continue to save drinking water, even though Day Zero has been pushed back again – this time from July 9 to July 15.

'We want to be clean as well': Water restrictions hit Cape Town’s homeless

2018-02-28 14:25

"We might stay on the streets, but we want to be clean as well," says a homeless person in Cape Town as public taps are turned off due to water restrictions.

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