Day Zero 'fear-mongering' not the only factor that helped avert water crisis - City

2018-12-12 14:33

The City of Cape Town has expressed sceptism about a study which suggests that the fear associated with Day Zero was the single most successful intervention in its campaign to get residents to slash water consumption.

Water restrictions didn’t make Capetonians save water – fear did

2018-12-05 17:01

A new study says it was the imminent threat of ‘Day Zero’ - the day that Cape Town’s taps would run dry –  that got Capetonians saving water, not draconian restrictions and tariffs.

Here are the City of Cape Town's guidelines for Level 3 water usage

2018-11-29 14:44

The City of Cape Town is expected to lower water restrictions from Level 5 to Level 3 from December 1. Here are the guidelines that the City has provided for Level 3 water usage.

SA 'not cheap, but still value for money'

2018-11-24 15:50

SA is not a cheap destination for international travellers, but it still offers value for money, says the general manager of Lufthansa for Southern Africa.

The Terminator will be back - this time to talk about Day Zero

2018-11-16 11:36

Arnold Schwarzenegger is back – and heading to Cape Town to talk about Day Zero.

City of Cape Town to harness stormwater to boost water resources

2018-11-13 05:46

Instead of rushing down gutters and into the sea, stormwater will be kept in the City and used.

Mamphela Ramphele misinformed about Cape Town water plans

2018-11-09 11:58

The key to Cape Town’s water resilience will lie in the diversification of water resources, thereby making Cape Town less dependent on rainfall as the primary source of potable water, writes Ian Neilson.

Water restrictions: Govt to announce water allocation before month end

2018-11-06 07:34

Capetonians will have to wait several weeks to hear if water restrictions are to be further relaxed.

City of Cape Town poised to ease water restrictions further

2018-10-30 06:14

The City of Cape Town believes dam levels are high enough for water restrictions to be relaxed even further – possibly to level 4 or even level 3.

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.

 

100 marathons, 100 days: A punishing run for water

2018-12-12 05:17

From ankle-deep mud in Central Asia to the scorching heat of Australia, Mina Guli is running 100 marathons in 100 days to highlight a looming global water shortage.

Cape Town households to shoulder bigger share of water restrictions so economy, business can recover

2018-11-30 10:13

Cape Town households will shoulder a bigger share of the new water restrictions to make more water available for the region’s economic drivers of agriculture, industry and tourism.

Cape Town lowers water restrictions to Level 3

2018-11-29 10:25

The City of Cape Town will lower water restrictions from Level 5 to Level 3 from December.

New toilet can save 30% of water and 30% of consumers' water bills

2018-11-20 07:33

South Africa has developed a revolutionary new toilet that uses less than two litres of water for a full flush – saving around 700 litres of water a person every month.

Hanekom on the Western Cape: Tourists, be water wise, but you can swim and bath

2018-11-15 05:45

One of the important messages SA has to bring to the international tourism industry this year is that the drought in the Western Cape is over, Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom tells Fin24.

Crisis proofing South Africa's water security

2018-11-11 19:00

South Africa can’t change the climate systems that influence weather variability and conditions. But it can do a lot to adapt to changing conditions, writes Kevin Winter.

Call for tourists to ‘please come back’ to Cape Town

2018-11-08 05:45

An official of the Western Cape government has called on attendees at a tourism conference in London to return to the Mother City after Day Zero was averted.

Cape Town halting plans for desalination plants raises serious questions

2018-10-30 09:53

The decision by the City of Cape Town to halt the roll-out of water desalination plants because our dams are more than 70% full is most astonishing, writes Mamphela Ramphele.

Everyone, not just Cape Town, must reuse water - provincial minister

2018-10-16 05:45

In future it won't just be Cape Town. No town or community must fail to clean and reuse its water, says the Western Cape's minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning.

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.

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