H2O International suspends water refills ahead of Day Zero

2018-02-21 13:47

Water purification company H2O International has suspended walk-in water refills to prevent water wastage and stockpiling in drought-stricken Cape Town.

Cape Town Open becomes a 'water-less' event

2018-02-20 11:52

The Sunshine Tour has committed itself during this week of the Cape Town Open, to use less water in an effort to assist the City of Cape Town.

The Guptas' Saxonwold-lite home in Cape Town seems to be heavy on water

2018-02-19 19:00

With members of the Gupta family on the run from the Hawks, their Constantia mansion appears to be abandoned. Despite this, the City of Cape Town has installed a water management device on the premises, which is usually installed as a result of excessive water use.

Stellenbosch declares Level 6B water restrictions

2018-02-15 17:20

Joining Cape Town, Stellenbosch municipality is set to enforce Level 6B water restrictions from next Monday to help extend the availability of water in the region.

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.

Joy over rain marred as 9 drown in Western Cape floods

2018-02-14 09:43

Nine people have drowned in flash floods in the Western Cape, says the province's traffic chief.

Drought crisis: 3 provinces declared national disasters

2018-02-13 21:28

The national disaster management centre has called on organs of state to implement contingency measures to enable the national executive to deal with the drought in parts of South Africa.

For global water crisis, climate may be the last straw

2018-02-13 15:36

Before man-made climate change kicked in – and well before "Day Zero" in Cape Town, where taps may run dry in early May – the global water crisis was upon us.

#DayZero pushed back to June, as drought declared a national disaster

2018-02-13 13:01

Day Zero for Capetonians has now been extended to early June from mid-May, while the government has declared the drought a national disaster.

Zim gets £21.5m grant as millions in southern Africa face hunger

2018-02-12 12:09

A prolonged dry spell and a fall army worm infestation are set to sharply curtail harvests across southern Africa, which could result in severe hunger for millions of people.


#DayZero: Cape Town buys one more month

2018-02-20 13:25

Day Zero - when the taps run dry in Cape Town - has been moved yet again, the City of Cape Town says.

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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Silver lining in Cape Town's drought

2018-02-18 09:48

Moves to save water and boost supply by Cape Town businesses would help in the future, says Cape Chamber of Commerce president Janine Myburgh.

What happens if De Lille goes?

2018-02-15 11:50

The City of Cape Town looks set to remove Mayor Patricia de Lille from her post. What will that mean for the city's leadership structures?

Do you know it's actually illegal for licensed restaurants to refuse customers free water?

2018-02-14 12:30

The terrifying drought in the Western Cape has raised some valid questions around the offering of water in restaurants. Read more...

Can you stay clean using the tiniest bit of water?

2018-02-14 09:30

I exchanged my morning shower for a waterless body wash for two days and this is how it went...

Umgeni Water offers more detail on Cape Town desalination plant

2018-02-13 20:06

While water utility Umgeni Water has the expertise and skills to assist the City of Cape Town during the water crisis, the City first has to agree to "conditions" before any work starts.

Water: Why the taps run dry

2018-02-13 13:04

The world has abundant freshwater but it is unevenly distributed and under increasing pressure, UN agencies say, as highlighted by the severe shortages in Cape Town.

Day Zero is a myth, say protesters looking to fill up at Zille's residence

2018-02-12 17:17

About 20 members of a coalition against the privatisation of water have descended on Premier Helen Zille's official residence in Cape Town to fill their water containers from a tap outside her gate.

The solution to Cape Town's water crisis is obvious - but it will cost us

2018-02-12 10:38

The DA in the Western Cape are a victim of their own success. Over the last number of years, the good governance in the Western Cape has seen the province swelling due to mass migration of people from other parts of the country.

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