ARTICLES RELATING TO DROUGHT; WATER CRISIS

Good rainfall sees major rise in WC dam levels

2019-08-01 20:58

Adverse weather conditions as cold fronts land in the Western Cape has seen a major increase in dam levels in the province, with the Clanwilliam Dam on the West Coast alone rising by over 20% in only a week.

Could alien tree clearing near dams be Cape Town's solution to saving water?

2019-01-31 05:29

Cape Town is losing 50 billion litres of water every year to thirsty alien trees surrounding the region’s supply dams - equivalent to two months’ water supply effectively going down the drain.

Will hand sanitiser clean my hands properly?

2018-03-29 07:49

Hand sanitiser is a no-brainer when it comes to waterless hand hygiene. But how effective is it really?

Vehicles to survive #DayZero in the Western Cape

2018-02-08 08:06

'You must be wondering how you are going to collect and transport water, or harvest it from afar, when Day Zero arrives', says Lance Branquinho... Here are 5 of the best #DayZero water tendering cars.

Nelson Mandela Bay residents urged to drop water use to 50 litres a day

2018-01-26 22:30

Residents of Nelson Mandela Bay have been urged to use just 50 litres of water a day as the water crisis facing the city deepens, with the dam levels reaching an all-time low.

 

KZN water supply warning

2019-02-19 16:19

Don't be fooled by recent heavy storms and rainfall in your garden.

Move over, Sauvignon and Cabernet - Vermentino, Marselan and Macabeu are the new names in SA wine

2018-03-30 10:19

New drought-resistant wine cultivars are being planted in South Africa.

18 ways to save water in your kitchen

2018-02-12 12:34

On 1 February 2018 level 6B water restrictions came into place for residents of Cape Town. Registered dietitian Abby Courtenay shares 18 valuable water-saving tips.

WATCH: Pain and gain for consumers as Day Zero nears

2018-02-02 12:35

As Day Zero nears, even free water is costing Capetonians money as panic over the water crisis hits home.

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