Massive French funding deal brings hope to drought-stricken Western Cape

2018-07-13 16:08

A multi-million rand funding deal aimed at alleviating the ongoing drought in the Western Cape is expected to be announced by the provincial and French governments.

Rains give Cape Town officials a breather to find new water supply mix

2018-07-10 06:09

Increased demand from a growing population and economy and predictions of a drier Cape Town have led the City of Cape Town to realise that it cannot rely only on rainfall for water supply.


Dams half full, but too early to call for easing restrictions

2018-07-04 05:18

Cape Town's dam levels have risen to 50.3% as streams and rivers swollen with rain from the weekend's intense cold front, flowed into the storage dams.

Visionary leadership needed to handle the emerging long-term water crisis

2018-06-27 07:24

The panic that emerged after Day Zero was announced got Capetonians to cut water consumption - but using fear is not sustainable, says an expert.

Capetonians willing to save even more water, survey shows

2018-06-26 20:01

Capetonians would save more water if the government put more effort into alleviating the drought and if households had better water-saving technology, says Global Water Leaders Group.

Fears of a dry future for Cape Town as water conference kicks off

2018-06-25 08:01

The days of plentiful water supply may very well be over, Deputy Mayor Ian Nielson warns about Cape Town, which has been touted as one of the first major cities in the world that could run out of water.

Getting below the surface of the Cape Town water crisis

2018-06-22 05:22

It will take three months and cost R350m for a small-scale temporary desalination plant to produce enough water to raise the level of Cape Town’s supply dams by just one percent, City's executive director for water and waste says.

Cape Town scraps desalination barge plan as water crisis eases

2018-06-20 10:08

The City of Cape Town has scrapped plans to hire a desalination barge to supplement water supply after good winter rains helped ease the worst drought on record.

The tow-an-iceberg plan being floated to ease Cape Town drought

2018-07-03 12:03

It is a plan as crazy as the situation is desperate - towing an iceberg from Antarctica to Cape Town to supply fresh water to a city in the grip of drought.

Cape Town hit by floods after heavy rains

2018-07-01 14:58

While some Capetonians celebrated the gushing rain hitting their city, the City of Cape Town said its disaster co-ordinating teams were working to mitigate any possible problems caused by flooding.

South Africans should stop 'pooing' into water – industry expert

2018-06-26 22:24

Changing the way we poop can blaze a trail for a new way forward for sanitation in South Africa and the world, says Jayant Bhagwan from the Water Research Commission.

Grahamstown’s water problems are under control, says acting municipal manager

2018-06-24 23:00

Much of the water and sewer infrastructure in Grahamstown has aged and needs to be upgraded. So what is the municipality doing with the need to maintain and upgrade its infrastructure?

Farmers grateful for heavy rains, but Western Cape govt warns that drought persists

2018-06-19 21:02

Cape Town's supply dams swelled to 39.1% as run-off from recent rains continued to feed into reservoirs – but the council has warned that the drought-stricken city is nowhere near out of the woods yet.

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