Farmers grateful for heavy rains, but Western Cape govt warns that drought persists

2018-06-19 21:02

Cape Town's supply dams swelled to 39.1% as run-off from recent rains continued to feed into reservoirs – but the council has warned that the drought-stricken city is nowhere near out of the woods yet.

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.

US company launches new solar-powered water production device in Cape Town

2018-06-13 05:15

The private sector has a pivotal role to play in dealing with drought and water challenges and US expertise can help, the US consul general in Cape Town has said.

Flushing out inequality in Cape Town

2018-06-08 11:06

The Cape Town water crisis has highlighted the challenges of the marginalised in a way more acute than perhaps anything else, writes Lucretia Arendse.

WATCH: Goodwood residents experience flooding after heavy overnight rain

As heavy rains hit Cape Town, some Goodwood residents have woken up to find themselves up to their knees in water. Watch.

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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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Water mismanagement leaves India's Silicon Valley parched

2018-05-21 14:55

India's Silicon Valley is bracing for yet another thirsty summer after years of water mismanagement.

#DishwashersSaveWater Challenge

2018-05-21 09:14

Did you know that a dishwasher can use as little as 6.5L of water per cycle?

Day Zero coming back to haunt Cape Town - salvage expert

2018-05-16 20:14

Day Zero is not off the cards – and it is not such a bizarre idea to harvest fresh water from an iceberg to solve Cape Town's water demands, says an expert in marine salvage.

Cape Town uses more water even as dam levels are little changed

2018-05-15 07:43

Water usage in Cape Town surged 6.7% over the past week even as storage in dams supplying the city barely increased.


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.

Government lifts national drought state of disaster

2018-06-13 19:04

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Zweli Mkhize has announced that the national state of disaster over drought has lapsed and will not be renewed but the Western Cape remains a provincial disaster.

'How we cut water consumption to 50 litres per person a day'

2018-06-09 08:51

An environmentally aware Kommetjie family of four thought they were doing a good job of conserving water by keeping their consumption to between 15 000 and 20 000 litres a month – but that was before the advent of Day Zero.

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.

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.

Strandfontein desalination water gets thumbs up on rainy Cape Town day

2018-05-21 15:14

The plant is currently producing around 3 megalitres a day but is expected to work its production capacity up to 7 megalitres a day.

#DishwashersSaveWater Challenge

2018-05-21 09:19

Did you know that a dishwasher can use as little as 6.5L of water per cycle?

Day Zero injuries have put many Capetonians in hot water

2018-05-18 07:14

There is a new phrase in Cape Town's lexicon: Day Zero injuries. Most of them are caused by lugging buckets of grey water from showers and washing machines to recycle in the loo or garden.

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.

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