It is ironic that coal fired power plants contribute to climate change which could result in the malfunctioning of the power plants, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
Morning clouds. Mild.
De Lille's leadership style and her efforts to centralise power in her office sowed unhappiness and growing concern. 'It didn't matter what you said, you weren't going to convince her. In the end, her stubbornness counted against her.'
The CTCC cannot be allowed to pump any water, treated or not, sewage or not, into the Cape Flats Aquifer.
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.
The decision by the City of Cape Town to halt the roll-out of water desalination plants because our dams are more than 70% full is most astonishing, writes Mamphela Ramphele.
Social media – especially WhatsApp – have increasingly emerged as an additional role-player in the media discourse around protests, write Sean Jacobs and Herman Wasserman.
The Day Zero scenario was used as a planning and communications tool and while it may have focused Capetonians’ attention on the drought, the Doomsday prediction was questioned by various water-sector role players, writes Janse Rabie.
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.
On Sunday, Patricia de Lille will probably know if she needs to come in to work the next day as the Mayor of Cape Town, after the DA’s federal executive committee meets to discuss several allegations against her.
African National Congress (ANC) members chanted "Pay back the money! She is a thief!" at Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille ahead of her address at a full council meeting on Thursday. Watch.
The permit for the minstrel 'Voorsmaakie', which is a practice run for the Tweede Nuwe Jaar celebrations, has been declined due to non-compliance.
When the drought set in, all citizens were requested to conserve water. This led to the CoCT not meeting their budgeted target as less water was sold. Next, the same residents were hit with severe water tariff increases to balance the CoCT budget.
The City of Cape Town's website experienced difficulties on Monday with huge volumes of consumers trying to access the load shedding schedule.
Patricia de Lille has repeatedly expressed a desire to "clear her name" but like Jacob Zuma, she has consistently delayed the process of achieving "her day in court", writes Mmusi Maimane.
It's important that it's not just the government's plan to make a city more inclusive. It's done by government, the business sector, the non-profit sector and philanthropy. It's everyone's responsibility.
Whichever way the court decides on the De Lille matter today, rest assured that legal sparring is only just the beginning, and the messy mudslinging will continue in the coming weeks, writes Paul Herman.
Whether or not these allegations are true, water needs to be saved. It can not be that parties seek to capitalise on a such dire situation.
During an update on the ongoing water crisis in the Western Cape, Mayco member Xanthea Limberg has said the Cape Town CBD would be excluded from the 'Day Zero'. Mayor Patricia de Lille briefed the media on the latest water consumption targets. Watch.
Moody’s has placed a number of cities and municipalities, banks, businesses and insurance groups on review for downgrade, after doing the same for the country's sovereign debt.
Cape Town's collective dam storage levels increased by a mere 0.9% over the past week, while the City braces for level 5 water restrictions amid the worst water crisis in decades. Watch.
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