Farmers head to court to challenge policy on transfer of water rights

2018-10-15 13:20

West Coast farmers have launched an urgent application in the Western Cape High Court concerning water rights, which may have far-reaching consequences for agriculture.

Vandalism allegedly behind Kalkfontein being without water - City

2018-10-07 16:45

Vandalism is alleged to have been the cause of water cuts in Kalkfontein that led to protests, the City of Cape Town says.

Good news for Western Cape: Clanwilliam Dam construction finally set to begin

2018-10-04 18:52

The project, which was originally budgeted for in the water and sanitation department's 2013/14 budget, starts on Monday.

Drilling for water 'makes no economic sense'

2018-10-01 05:25

The City of Cape Town’s borehole drilling programme has scientists scratching their heads at the apparent determination of the City to drill into the hard rock of the Table Mountain Group Aquifer at great cost, while other cheaper and more environment-friendly options are not first explored.

Water restrictions imposed on Centurion suburb after consumption increases

2018-09-24 21:03

Some residents of Olievenhoutbosch in Centurion, are experiencing water outages due to restrictions recently imposed, the City of Tshwane has said.

Water interruptions continue to plague Joburg

2018-09-20 11:21

Northern Johannesburg residents' water woes appear to be far from over as Johannesburg Water struggles to restore supply to several suburbs.

Water to northern Joburg being restored

2018-09-19 15:51

Water is being restored to large parts of northern Johannesburg, after an unknown problem left residents without water.

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Cape Town dam levels hit the 70% mark for the first time since 2015

2018-09-17 16:35

The City of Cape Town reports that Capetonians used less water last week, reducing total consumption from an average of 526 million litres a day to 505 million litres.

ANC heads to court over 'ludicrous' water bills in Cape Town

2018-09-12 20:26

The ANC in the Western Cape has filed court papers to challenge water tariffs in Cape Town after receiving complaints by some residents that they faced "ludicrous" bills.

 

Cape Town's increased water consumption is not sustainable, experts warn

2018-10-12 12:04

The increased consumption comes after the relaxation of restrictions and could be a sign that residents are 'slacking off' on water-saving measures, experts say.

Why the Steinhoff saga made it hard to know who to trust

2018-10-05 20:57

Incidents like the Steinhoff saga has made it hard to know who you can trust, says the head of environmental, social and governance engagement at Investec Asset Management.

Capetonians can use more water - and pay less

2018-10-02 10:21

Slightly less stringent water restrictions for Cape Town have kicked in as the combined level of supply dams reached 75.9% of storage capacity.

Karoo farmers lose millions due to drought

2018-09-26 20:41

The ostrich industry, which forms a major part of the Little Karoo's agricultural sector, has been hard hit as producers have not been able to grow feed for their flocks.

Water nearly fully restored to northern Joburg

2018-09-20 17:23

Johannesburg Water says it has nearly restored the supply of water to the northern parts of the city.

Watch: Residents celebrate as Western Cape municipal dam overflows

2018-09-19 16:05

Last year this time it was 42.7% full, and it has not reached maximum capacity for four years.

Large parts of Joburg without water, cause is unknown

2018-09-19 11:38

Large parts of Johannesburg have been without water and the cause is anyone’s guess.

Western Cape farmers call for easing of water restrictions to repair drought damage

2018-09-17 20:27

Western Cape farmers are calling on government to reveal how much water they are likely to be allocated this summer, so they can make plans to fix the damage caused by the 60% cut in their water supply.

Easing of water restrictions will restore international investor confidence in Cape Town

2018-09-13 10:08

The easing of the stringent water restrictions will restore international confidence in Cape Town as a destination for tourism and investment, say business leaders.

Water Research Commission urges SA to 'get in first' and develop the iceberg project

2018-09-11 07:19

The Water Research Commission believes that within 20 years, countries will be towing icebergs from the Antarctic to supplement their water supplies.

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