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.
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.
Slightly less stringent water restrictions for Cape Town have kicked in as the combined level of supply dams reached 75.9% of storage capacity.
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.
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.
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.
The plant is currently producing around 3 megalitres a day but is expected to work its production capacity up to 7 megalitres a day.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Deputy Mayor Ian Neilson has defended the City of Cape Town's controversial sale of Site B – a prime Foreshore property.
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.
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 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.
Acting Cape Town mayor Ian Neilson will be appointing his Mayoral Committee to assist in the governance of the city.
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.
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.
City of Cape Town Deputy Mayor Ian Neilson has apologised for his behaviour during last week's interview with News24's multimedia journalist Aletta Harrison.
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