City of Cape Town seeks court permission to buy electricity directly from IPPs as energy crisis reaches 'new peak'

2019-12-10 21:54

The City of Cape Town is seeking court permission to buy electricity directly from independent power producers due to the ongoing blackouts in the country.

City of Cape Town offers to help residents who cannot pay rates and services

2019-03-14 16:53

The City of Cape Town says it will continue to provide assistance to residents who cannot afford to pay their rates and services and has urged them to come forward to receive relief.

City of Cape Town poised to ease water restrictions further

2018-10-30 06:14

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.

City of Cape Town fails to explain R140m discrepancy in property sale to Growthpoint

2018-09-21 10:10

Deputy Mayor Ian Neilson has defended the City of Cape Town's controversial sale of Site B – a prime Foreshore property.

City of Cape Town’s Foreshore tender 'made potential corruption easy' - deputy mayor

2018-07-23 16:03

The tender for Cape Town's Foreshore Freeway Precinct was drafted in such a way that it effectively opened up processes for corruption, Deputy Mayor Ian Neilson has said.

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.

Cape Town's first desalination plant is online, but did it pass the taste test?

Cape Town's first desalination plant at Strandfontein is up and running. Deputy Mayor Ian Neilson was among the first to taste the water, but did it get the thumbs up? Watch.

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Neilson to appoint Cape Town mayoral committee

2018-05-13 15:05

Acting Cape Town mayor Ian Neilson will be appointing his Mayoral Committee to assist in the governance of the city.

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.

#DayZero pushed out to May but Capetonians urged to continue saving water

2018-02-05 14:12

Day Zero, the day residents may have to start queueing for water, is expected to move out to mid-May 2018 due to a decline in agricultural usage, says deputy mayor Ian Neilson.


Cape Town could have avoided Day Zero crisis had it acted earlier - deputy mayor

2019-03-27 17:36

Cape Town's drought would not have reached a crisis point and the economic consequences might have been avoided had the city council taken action earlier, says Deputy Mayor Ian Neilson.

Mamphela Ramphele misinformed about Cape Town water plans

2018-11-09 11:58

The key to Cape Town’s water resilience will lie in the diversification of water resources, thereby making Cape Town less dependent on rainfall as the primary source of potable water, writes Ian Neilson.

Capetonians can use more water - and pay less

2018-10-02 10:21

Slightly less stringent water restrictions for Cape Town have kicked in as the combined level of supply dams reached 75.9% of storage capacity.

City of Cape Town relaxes water restrictions, tariffs to Level 5

2018-09-10 06:00

The City of Cape Town has made the move to relax current water restrictions from Level 6B to Level 5 from October 1, Deputy Mayor Ian Neilson has announced.

WATCH: No Day Zero for Cape Town in 2019

The threat of Day Zero has been hanging over Cape Town after years of below average rainfall, but the City has some good news to share with its citizens. Watch.

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Cape Town dam levels rise, but too soon to relax

2018-06-18 20:08

While rainfall in the province over the past weeks has increased the city's dam levels, residents have been asked to keep water consumption low as it is too soon to know what supply levels are needed to safely navigate the 2019 summer season.

Strandfontein desalination water gets thumbs up on rainy Cape Town day

2018-05-21 15:14

The plant is currently producing around 3 megalitres a day but is expected to work its production capacity up to 7 megalitres a day.

Cape Town water consumption 'stabilised' - deputy mayor

2018-04-04 12:47

Water use in the City of Cape Town has stabilised at lower levels compared to the beginning of the year, Deputy Mayor Ian Neilson has said.

City of Cape Town ups price of water to reduce consumption

2018-02-06 21:49

The City of Cape Town has announced its "the more you use, the more you pay" water prices in a bid to reduce water consumption during the drought.

City of Cape Town confident about safety of desalination plants

2018-02-03 07:01

Desalination plants are a safe and reliable solution to the City of Cape Town’s water crisis, Deputy Mayor Ian Neilson has said in response to concerns from scientists.

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