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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.
The City of Cape Town has warned against stockpiling municipal water, saying that it could bring Day Zero closer again.
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.
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.
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.
The Western Cape government hopes that dams will be 75% full by October, says Local Government MEC Anton Bredell.
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.
Tensions have simmered in Khayelitsha as residents flout interdicts preventing occupation of open land at a number of sites.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A comprehensive plan to avoid the City of Cape Town running out of water will be announced the city says.
The City of Cape Town has warned residents to curb water consumption, saying recent rains have done little to elevate the ongoing drought.
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.
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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