South Africans might not be clear who in the ANC is winning the battle, but there is little doubt that it is the people of the country who are losing, writes Howard Feldman.
A countrywide water shortage is a decade away unless urgent action is taken to rehabilitate and preserve our rivers and catchment areas, fix and maintain crumbling infrastructure and implement water re-use.
While Dr Gideon Groenewald's methods may be somewhat unusual, they have resulted in more than 200 boreholes being drilled with 90% accuracy over eight months.
Capetonians are using about 40 million litres less water a day than they are allowed to, even though the water crisis ended nearly five months ago.
After a drought almost left Capetonians queuing for water, the City of Cape Town wants your comment on a proposed R5.4bn strategy to avoid another possible "Day Zero".
The city is beset by problems including a drought, maintenance and infrastructure backlogs, empty dams, power supply problems to water treatment plants, leakages and non-payment by some residents.
Emergency water rations of 10 litres a day are being distributed to residents in high-lying areas of Beaufort West as the country's oldest municipality struggles with three rounds of "water shedding" a day during a drought.
While the Department of Water and Sanitation has raised concerns about decreasing dam levels, the South African Weather Service says there should be no panic just yet.
Residents of the Karoo town of Zoar have been urged to drop water consumption to 50 litres a day as the region struggles with "unacceptably high" consumption during a drought, the Western Cape government has said.
The City of Cape Town has expressed sceptism about a study which suggests that the fear associated with Day Zero was the single most successful intervention in its campaign to get residents to slash water consumption.
The City of Cape Town is expected to lower water restrictions from Level 5 to Level 3 from December 1. Here are the guidelines that the City has provided for Level 3 water usage.
South Africa has developed a revolutionary new toilet that uses less than two litres of water for a full flush – saving around 700 litres of water a person every month.
Instead of rushing down gutters and into the sea, stormwater will be kept in the City and used.
The City of Cape Town believes dam levels are high enough for water restrictions to be relaxed even further – possibly to level 4 or even level 3.
The City of Cape Town has made key shifts in the way it thinks about water and has come up with a draft strategy that hopes to cushion citizens from future water shocks.
The City of Cape Town has urged residents to watch their water usage as consumption steadily increases amid dropping dam levels.
The Cape's three-year drought has taken its toll on the wine industry and early indications are that this year's harvest will be even lower than the poor 2018 harvest.
Cape Town is losing 50 billion litres of water every year to thirsty alien trees surrounding the region’s supply dams - equivalent to two months’ water supply effectively going down the drain.
Beaufort West could run out of emergency bottled water "within the next day", according to a communication officer for the municipality.
Cape Town water users have managed to stay well below the target of 650 million litres a day under the more relaxed Level 3 restrictions.
Cape Town households will shoulder a bigger share of the new water restrictions to make more water available for the region’s economic drivers of agriculture, industry and tourism.
The City of Cape Town will lower water restrictions from Level 5 to Level 3 from December.
Arnold Schwarzenegger is back – and heading to Cape Town to talk about Day Zero.
Capetonians will have to wait several weeks to hear if water restrictions are to be further relaxed.
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