Register your solar panel or face a R6,400 fine, Cape Town warns residents

2018-11-26 13:54

“We would like to thank our customers for their cooperation during the registration process.”

WATCH: Special Report - Steenbras aquifer drilling too risky, ecologists warn

Ecologists have raised environmental red flags about the City of Cape Town's drilling operations in the vicinity of the Steenbras Dam. The City says the benefits of abstracting water from the Table Mountain Group Aquifer outweigh the risks. News24 investigates.

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Capetonians warned against stockpiling municipal water

2018-02-14 22:24

The City of Cape Town has warned against stockpiling municipal water, saying that it could bring Day Zero closer again.

No support from National Government on Western Cape drought crisis - DA

Democratic Alliance (DA) Leader, Mmusi Maimane, briefed the media in Athlone, Cape Town on Wednesday, on the Western Cape governments's "multi-disciplinary programme of action" to deal with the management of averting ‘Day Zero’. Watch.

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Drought: Has Cape Town planned properly for Day Zero?

2017-12-06 13:06

Day Zero kicks in when the dams are down to 13.5%. Curious to understand both how Day Zero is calculated, and how things will work if it happens, GroundUp sent the City some probing questions.

'Pessimism', harsh realisations and a cash crunch: Unpacking the City of Cape Town's drought crisis plan

2017-10-13 20:22

Five months ago, the City of Cape Town realised the way it was handling the drought crisis was not working - it has since rethought its plan.

Western Cape govt hopes to see dams 75% full by October

2017-06-20 18:02

The Western Cape government hopes that dams will be 75% full by October, says Local Government MEC Anton Bredell.

Jail time, hefty fines for repeat water wasters, warns city

2017-06-05 19:25

The city of Cape Town has warned that repeat water wasters could face jail time, as well as stiff fines, as it strengthens its efforts to ensure water is saved.

Biggest land occupation in Cape Town in recent years is taking place

2017-05-24 08:32

Tensions have simmered in Khayelitsha as residents flout interdicts preventing occupation of open land at a number of sites.

City of Cape Town defends Gugulethu rezoning

2017-05-10 22:11

The City of Cape Town has defended its decision to rezone a portion of land for housing upgrades in Gugulethu, as angry residents cordoned off a section of the suburb with burning barricades.


De Lille saga: Intrigue continues as Limberg lays charge over SMS

2018-11-16 17:27

The High Court has set aside the findings of a damning internal report against former Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille while mayoral committee member Xanthea Limberg has laid a charge against De Lille.

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.

Comment period closes for water amendments by-laws in Cape Town

2018-02-01 19:28

The City of Cape Town has closed its extended comment window for the Water Amendment By-law, after it was opened for a second round of comments.

Holidaymaking Capetonians help save city's water

2018-01-14 20:00

It was not just water conscious tourists that helped to stabilise Cape Town's water usage during the peak holiday season, explains the City Council.

News24 water investigation: Warnings and a turning point

2017-10-16 12:49

The drought gripping the Western Cape could not have been foreseen a decade ago, the City of Cape Town maintains, adding that new plans will in all likelihood come with significant tariff increases.

City of Cape Town to release 'Water Resilience Plan'

2017-08-15 05:04

A comprehensive plan to avoid the City of Cape Town running out of water will be announced the city says.

Cape Town dam levels rise by 3.7% following recent rains

2017-06-19 17:20

The City of Cape Town has warned residents to curb water consumption, saying recent rains have done little to elevate the ongoing drought.

City urges Cape Town residents to store emergency water

2017-06-01 17:10

The City of Cape Town has advised residents to keep an emergency supply of 2 to 5 litres of water as it starts further pressure reduction which may interrupt supply to some high lying areas.

Cape Town water usage must come down by 100 million litres - city

2017-05-22 22:43

Water use in Cape Town must be brought down by 100 million litres per day immediately, says the City of Cape Town.

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