Dams half full, but too early to call for easing restrictions

2018-07-04 05:18

Cape Town's dam levels have risen to 50.3% as streams and rivers swollen with rain from the weekend's intense cold front, flowed into the storage dams.

No Day Zero for 2019 – City of Cape Town

2018-06-28 11:13

The City of Cape Town has announced that the dreaded Day Zero - the day when most of the taps will be turned off – will not happen in 2018 or 2019.

Day Zero coming back to haunt Cape Town - salvage expert

2018-05-16 20:14

Day Zero is not off the cards – and it is not such a bizarre idea to harvest fresh water from an iceberg to solve Cape Town's water demands, says an expert in marine salvage.

From floods to drought, what we learned in Water Week

2018-03-26 10:19

If any good has come out of the Western Cape drought, it is that it has focused our minds on the true value of water in a way that little else could have done as effectively.

Over a third of SA water supply lost through poor infrastructure

2018-03-16 07:24

The problem is particularly acute in rural areas, says an expert on water policy and its governance.

4 things that helped us dramatically push back Day Zero

2018-03-12 13:54

We are committed to giving honest weekly updates about the water crisis. When circumstances change, we say so, writes Helen Zille.

Legal eagles answer your questions about the water crisis

2018-03-11 15:05

Legal experts weigh in on the water crisis and what it means for business.

Cape Town winning Day Zero battle, but City warns residents to keep saving

2018-03-05 13:42

The City of Cape Town has repeated its call to locals to continue to save drinking water, even though Day Zero has been pushed back again – this time from July 9 to July 15.

Namibia solved Cape Town's water crisis 50 years ago — using sewage water

2018-02-26 18:42

Treated sewage water makes up to 25% of Windhoek's total water supply.

Finding opportunity in the water crisis

2018-02-23 10:34

We are realising that the Cape Town is not a spaceship. It is part of planet Earth, and we need a politics that works with planetary processes, which is what local ecologies are, writes Lesley Green.

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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Flushing out inequality in Cape Town

2018-06-08 11:06

The Cape Town water crisis has highlighted the challenges of the marginalised in a way more acute than perhaps anything else, writes Lucretia Arendse.

Why April rainfall is key to stave off Cape Town's Day Zero

2018-04-09 05:31

In three weeks’ time experts will be able to say with some certainty whether Cape Town is likely to get enough rain this year to avoid a Day Zero scenario in 2019.

17 home exercise moves you can do with a 5L water bottle

2018-03-23 09:41

Got a garage full of stockpiled water bottles? It's time to put them to use...

City of Cape Town betrayed farmers by surrendering Day Zero predictions

2018-03-13 12:28

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.

Tel Aviv, Madrid and San Diego could run out of water - here's what they can learn from Cape Town

2018-03-12 05:37

Cape Town's "unmatched" reduction in water consumption is set to become international best practice for other cities.

Was #DayZero a lie? If so, does that even matter?

2018-03-09 10:54

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.

This is how our American colleagues told the folks back home what it is like being tourists in Cape Town during the water crisis

2018-02-27 13:50

Cape Town, South Africa — a city that is home to more than 4 million people — is close to running out of water after three years of a persistent drought.

Zille blames department of water for stalled Clanwilliam Dam project

2018-02-19 21:00

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille says a project for which R2bn had been budgeted as far back as 2013/2014 will not be able to continue because the national Department of Water and Sanitation has run out of money.

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