Cape Town dam levels rise, but too soon to relax

2018-06-18 20:08

While rainfall in the province over the past weeks has increased the city's dam levels, residents have been asked to keep water consumption low as it is too soon to know what supply levels are needed to safely navigate the 2019 summer season.

Gamtoos River Valley farm production to suffer due to low dam levels

2018-06-16 15:44

Kouga Dam is only at 7.7% capacity, which means that farmers will now be forced to operate on 20% of their irrigation quota.

Gift of the Givers steps in to save Sutherland

2018-06-09 07:34

An intervention to save the tiny Northern Cape town of Sutherland from collapsing has begun, Gift of the Givers says.

No whey! Dairy factory in Mossel Bay goes drought-friendly by extracting water from milk

2018-06-07 08:28

A Nestle dairy factory in the Garden Route town of Mossel Bay has figured out a way to reduce its reliance on municipal water by extracting water from cow’s milk.

Early winter rains bring some relief to the Cape, but dire straits remain

2018-06-02 23:02

Early winter rains have brought relief to many farmers in the drought-stricken Western Cape - but there are some areas where farmers are still in dire straits.

Iceberg proposal to ease Cape Town's water woes gains traction

2018-05-23 19:24

Authorities say they will look at a proposal to tow an iceberg to Cape Town to bolster the city’s critically low water supplies – but first they want to see a detailed proposal of the cost of the iceberg water.

Water officials responsible for irregular spending to get second chance - Nkwinti

2018-05-22 13:20

Water and sanitation officials who were involved in dodgy practices that contributed to the department's R6.7bn in irregular spending last year are to be given a second chance, Minister of Water and Sanitation Gugile Nkwinti has said.

These solar panels can pull clean drinking water out of the air — and they've spread to 10 countries around the world

2018-05-18 10:37

The Arizona-based startup Zero Mass Water makes solar panels that can literally pull drinkable water from air. The team's product, Source, is already in nine countries, and now it's expanding to Australia.

Cape Town dam levels increase, but so does usage

2018-05-14 22:33

Cape Town is 104 million litres above the usage target of 450 million litres per day that the national Department of Water and Sanitation has set.

Some water and sanitation officials wear R20k shoes, while SAns don't have water - parliamentary committee hears

2018-05-09 22:02

Some officials in the bankrupt Department of Water and Sanitation wore shoes that cost R20 000, while some South Africans did not even have water, MP Patrick Chauke has said.


Drastic drop in bottled water sales, as Capetonians become more self-sufficient

2018-06-16 21:44

The massive spike in Cape Town’s bottled water sales, which increased by 118% in December and January after the announcement of Day Zero, has dropped drastically and some outlets are selling stock at half-price to clear the shelves.

Eastern Cape ANC members turn on ANC politicians over water

2018-06-13 05:11

ANC members have organised a march against an ANC politician over water and sanitation service delivery.


2018-06-08 10:00

Lindokuhle Duma is a young entrepreneur who has been given the wings to fly his businesses.

The mine that took the water

2018-06-03 12:00

They have not spoken about scarcity, but made empty promises about giving us storage tanks.

2 Johannesburg property developers in court for stealing water

2018-05-31 21:32

Johannesburg Water says the developers, who are out on bail along with a City employee they colluded with, stole water worth millions of rands.

Cape Town's first desalination plant is online, but did it pass the taste test?

Cape Town's first desalination plant at Strandfontein is up and running. Deputy Mayor Ian Neilson was among the first to taste the water, but did it get the thumbs up? Watch.

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Annual Cape Peninsula Paddle called off thanks to drought

2018-05-18 13:03

The annual 27km Peninsula Paddle has become another victim of the drought, after low water levels led to its postponement.

Cape Town could get above normal rainfall from June, predict US scientists

2018-05-16 17:30

The International Research Institute for Climate and Society has just released its latest rainfall predictions.

Damaged pipeline causes water disruptions in Cape Town

2018-05-10 13:59

Residents living in the area stretching from Wynberg to Kirstenhof between the M3 and the railway line and from Lakeside to Clovelly have been warned to expect low water pressure or periods of no water.

Major water outages affect Nelson Mandela Bay residents

2018-05-05 15:03

Large parts of Nelson Mandela Bay have been without water since Thursday after two major water sources were disrupted.

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