Water Crisis

Iceberg proposal to ease Cape Town's water woes gains traction

Authorities say they will look at a proposal to tow an iceberg to Cape Town to bolster the city’s critically low water supplies – but first they want to see a detailed proposal of the cost of the iceberg water.


Day Zero injuries have put many Capetonians in hot water

2018-05-18 07:14

There is a new phrase in Cape Town's lexicon: Day Zero injuries. Most of them are caused by lugging buckets of grey water from showers and washing machines to recycle in the loo or garden.


Cape Town dam levels increase, but so does usage

2018-05-14 22:33

Cape Town is 104 million litres above the usage target of 450 million litres per day that the national Department of Water and Sanitation has set.

Damaged pipeline causes water disruptions in Cape Town

2018-05-10 13:59

Residents living in the area stretching from Wynberg to Kirstenhof between the M3 and the railway line and from Lakeside to Clovelly have been warned to expect low water pressure or periods of no water.

Saldanha economy saved as Misverstand Dam levels rise

2018-04-26 10:16

Geraldine Marcus' livelihood came precariously close to being cut off when emergency measures, such as severing the water supply to industry, were considered in the event of a critical Saldanha dam running dry.

Drought causes dip in Western Cape property sentiment

2018-04-24 05:30

There has been a relatively sharp drop in property market sentiment in the Western Cape in the first quarter, according to the latest Absa Homeowner Sentiment Index.

The Zim town that hit 'Day Zero'… 20 years ago

2018-05-11 08:15

It may not be a major metropolis, but residents of Kadoma in central Zimbabwe know what it's like to live without water: Day Zero happened 20 years ago.

Above average rainfall to break drought in Cape Town 'highly unlikely'

2018-05-02 17:36

It is highly unlikely that Cape Town’s catchment area will get the above average rainfall it desperately needs this year to break one of the city's worst droughts on record.

De Lille asks for lower water tariff hike after thousands of complaints

2018-04-25 15:53

Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille has asked for a reduction in the proposed 27% water tariff hike, after the City received roughly 24 900 complaints from residents during public submissions on the new budget.

Nelson Mandela Bay dam levels approach 20% mark

2018-04-25 21:24

Dam levels are "fast approaching" the 20% mark in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro and the City is looking at strengthening water conservation efforts.

Less than half of the water released from the Berg River is expected to make it to Misverstand Dam - mayor

2018-04-24 22:15

Less than half of the water released from the Berg River Dam into the Misverstand Dam is expected to make it to its destination, Saldanha Bay Local Municipality mayor Marius Koen has said.

WATCH: Wesgro releases first-of-its-kind water offset tool

2018-04-18 19:00

Wesgro has launched the world's first water offset tool, allowing visitors to track their water usage and offset this usage by donating to water conservation projects.

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