WATCH: Millions of litres of water released from Berg River Dam

The Department of Water and Sanitation started releasing millions of cubic metres of water from the Berg River Dam to stave off a Day Zero scenario in the West Coast town of Saldanha. Watch.

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Challenging macro conditions impact Zeder results

2018-04-17 16:15

Zeder, with its focus on the agri, food and beverage sectors, experienced challenging conditions that impacted the company and most of its portfolio companies.

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.

Cape Town water consumption 'stabilised' - deputy mayor

2018-04-04 12:47

Water use in the City of Cape Town has stabilised at lower levels compared to the beginning of the year, Deputy Mayor Ian Neilson has said.

South Africa could run out of water by 2030 – govt draft plan

2018-03-29 19:08

The draft National Water and Sanitation Master Plan outlines the dire situation of the country's water and sanitation sector.

Cape Town water consumption drops by 43 million litres

2018-03-28 08:39

Capetonians have managed to get water usage down to 522 million litres per day over the past week - 43 million litres less than the previous week's water usage.

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.

Excitement as light drizzle falls over Buchan prayer meeting

2018-03-24 13:30

Evangelist Angus Buchan and his followers' prayers seem to have been answered as a light drizzle fell over his It's Time mass prayer meeting in Mitchells Plain, Cape Town.

Big business moves to meet Cape water crisis demands

2018-03-23 13:05

Big companies are finding new ways to save water and make products that need less water to use, delegates were told at a World Water Day launch.

'Take your soap and your towel and have the best shower' - Angus Buchan on Cape prayer meeting

2018-03-23 10:33

Evangelist Angus Buchan says he is convinced that his "It's Time" mass prayer gathering in Mitchells Plain will be blessed with rain.


Emergency plans to stave off Saldanha's Day Zero in 7 days' time

2018-04-17 19:17

Water and Sanitation Minister Gugile Nkwinti says the government has decided to release five million cubic metres of water from the Berg River into the Misverstand Dam.

Cape Town's water plan is too narrow, says expert - advises long term plan

2018-04-17 05:00

UCT academic Dr Kevin Winter says the City of Cape Town's budget lacks detail about how the money will be spent to mitigate the water crisis.

Drought likely part of 'cooling' Western Cape house price growth - expert

2018-04-04 15:10

The severe drought in the Western Cape could be starting to play a "cooling" role on its economy as well as on its housing market, says John Loos of FNB.

ANALYSIS: Lack of water not a laughing matter now

2018-04-03 12:28

What had been dismissed as a non-story in newsrooms 35 years ago has become a frightening reality that people now understand and accept.

WATCH: Capetonians show big love for first real rainfall

News24 took to the streets to ask Capetonians to share their thoughts on the downpour in the city and to share what they missed most about the rain during the drought. Watch.

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Drought worries prominent in Western Cape agriculture budget

2018-03-28 06:01

It is impossible to speak about the budget for the Western Cape Department of Agriculture without mentioning the drought, provincial legislature told.

Western Cape tourism hit hard by Day Zero fears

2018-03-25 07:35

Anxiety over Day Zero – the day that the taps will run dry unless residents save vast amounts of water and new sources of the resource come online – has had a telling effect on tourism in the Western Cape.

WATCH: Theewaterskloof Dam's 3 year collapse in 60 seconds

Aerial footage of the Theewaterskloof Dam captures the different stages of the Cape's three-year drought from November 2016 to March 2018. Watch.

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WATCH: Overjoyed Khayelitsha pupils cheer new borehole

Pupils at Impendulo Public Primary School in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, could not contain their excitement when the Gift of the Givers Foundation unveiled a brand-new borehole at the school.

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Cape farmers lose 25% of orchards, vineyards as result of drought - expert

2018-03-22 11:36

Drought-stricken farmers in the Western Cape have had to abandon at least a quarter of their high-value vineyards and deciduous fruit orchards because of a lack of water for irrigation, a leading climate researcher from UCT says.

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