Water crisis: The 'inherent problem' of municipal financing

2018-04-21 13:07

Using an old tariff structure in a "new normal" puts the burden on poorer households and people who are consciously cutting water consumption, say environmentalists.

Tariff hikes not the solution for Eskom, Nersa hears

2018-04-17 14:08

There are better ways to address Eskom’s liquidity problems, the director of electricity distribution and generation at the City of Cape Town has told Nersa.

De Lille disciplinary postponed indefinitely

2018-03-22 13:09

Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille said on Thursday that she was frustrated that her disciplinary hearing was postponed indefinitely after a panelist recused himself.

ANALYSIS: Why Day Zero was scrapped

2018-03-19 07:01

Despite Cape Town dam levels still dropping and almost no rain amid the worst drought experienced in recent times, Day Zero has been scrapped. What happened?

Court orders City of Cape Town's Brett Herron to explain emergency housing options

2018-03-14 09:10

Magistrate Paul Jethro has ordered the City of Cape Town's Brett Herron and an official from the housing department to explain where it plans to house a group of Woodstock occupants facing eviction.

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.

Locals object to Cape Town mansion owners leasing public road

2018-03-05 22:13

The City of Cape Town has received a number of objections to the potential renewal of a 10-year lease of public land which is being used as a private driveway by the owners of a mansion.

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.

Twitter has a go at the City of Cape Town's water mascot

2018-02-23 13:14

A week after Splash made his debut on Twitter as the water mascot for the Department of Water and Sanitation's #SaveWater campaign, the City of Cape Town has re-introduced its own mascot, Manzi.

AS IT HAPPENED: 'DA's motion of no confidence against De Lille is a sham' - Mpofu

2018-02-13 10:27

City of Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille's urgent application to ensure that members of the DA caucus are free to vote according to their conscience in the upcoming motion of no confidence against her is being heard in the Western Cape High Court.


Cape Town events bring R3bn for local economy over 8 months

2018-04-19 14:31

Over the past eight months events tourism in Cape Town has contributed an estimated R3bn to the local economy and created more than 20 000 temporary jobs.

7 people shortlisted for City of Cape Town manager position

2018-03-29 05:32

Seven candidates have been shortlisted for the City of Cape Town manager position, which became vacant after Achmat Ebrahim suddenly resigned.

UCT scientists convince City of Cape Town to drill cautiously into aquifer

2018-03-20 07:38

The City of Cape Town's emergency groundwater drilling programme is to be formally scrutinised by an environmental monitoring committee.

De Lille eager to have allegations tested at her disciplinary hearing

2018-03-18 15:19

Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille says her biggest concern ahead of her disciplinary hearing on Tuesday is to ensure that the public understands what the charges against her are about.

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.

Grand Parade traders squeezed by City ahead of cycle tour

2018-03-07 10:07

Barricades in preparation for the Cape Town Cycle Tour are ruining business for traders on the Grand Parade while vendors still have to pay rent.

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.

Cape Town suburbs hit by water cuts as City repairs water leak in Philippi

2018-02-27 14:40

The City of Cape Town's water and sanitation department says a leak on its bulk water main in Philippi has required the shutting of a water main that supplies areas including Gugulethu, Nyanga, Ottery, Retreat and Wynberg.

Why Dunoon has erupted

2018-02-19 08:52

Since last weekend there have been sporadic protests in Dunoon. Disgruntled residents have attacked MyCiTi bus stations, stoned a Golden Arrow bus, pushed shipping containers onto Usasaza Street, and blockaded Potsdam Road and the N7 with rubble and burning tyres.

Fruit farmers opening sluices for Cape Town

2018-02-05 20:34

The fruit growers of the Groenland Water Users Association in the Western Cape say they will release between seven to 10 million cubic metres of water to help Cape Town avoid Day Zero.

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