Iceberg water could be cheaper than desalination

2018-08-16 08:52

Icebergs can supply Cape Town with extra water in drought years at a far cheaper rate than a big desalination plant, it has emerged at a UCT seminar.

'Disaster' looms for farmers and workers as Eastern Cape dam could run dry in 3 months

2018-08-06 13:02

The effect of the water shortage in the Kouga Municipality could be 'disastrous' for local citrus farmers and workers who are dependent on this industry.

Below average rainfall due to record high temperatures along the coastline

2018-08-02 17:26

Record high temperatures have affected the average winter rainfall along the coastline.

Water Research Commission to investigate tow-an-iceberg proposal

2018-08-01 06:12

The Water Research Commission is to investigate the proposal to tow an iceberg to Cape Town to establish whether it is feasible as a new source of water.

High-level meeting to be held to decide on easing of Cape Town water restrictions

2018-07-20 06:42

The Department of Water and Sanitation is expected to hold a high-level meeting to assess whether the severe water restrictions in Cape Town and surrounding areas can be relaxed.

Multimillion-rand French funding deal for drought-stricken Western Cape still needs environmental approval

2018-07-16 12:33

Despite the excitement surrounding the project, which entails about R8.6m in grants, it may not be allowed to operate until it has received the proper authorisation, director of Cape Environmental Assessment Practitioners Louise-Mari Van Zyl says.

Western Cape edges closer to an end to the drought as dam levels continue to rise

2018-07-12 12:05

Good news for the drought-stricken Western Cape came in the form of a dramatic increase in the province's dam levels.

National dam levels rise higher than 2017 – water department

2018-07-04 13:44

Western Cape dam levels that were recorded at an all-time low three months ago are rising by 5% week-on-week, says the department.

'You are not alone in this drought, we have a world of Cape Towns' – environment activist

2018-06-28 22:18

The problem of the paradigm of water and waste management needs to be addressed before the scarcity of water can be dealt with, says a world-renowned environment activist.

No Day Zero for 2019 – City of Cape Town

2018-06-28 11:13

The City of Cape Town has announced that the dreaded Day Zero - the day when most of the taps will be turned off – will not happen in 2018 or 2019.


Rain for drought-stricken Western Cape

2018-08-07 05:18

Over the next few days the rain will increase Cape Town's dam levels, which hovered around the mid-50% mark for several weeks during a warm, dry July.

Two Eastern Cape towns to start 'water shedding' as dam empties

2018-08-06 05:43

Water will be cut off in the towns of Hankey and Patensie in the Eastern Cape and only switched on again for short periods to stretch what little is left in the Kouga Dam, the municipality has announced.

How a change to the Building Code could save water

2018-08-02 12:09

A change to the Building Code could save thousands of litres of water.

Cape drought forces WP premier league changes

2018-07-26 10:24

The WP Cricket Association has confirmed premier league and first division A cricket will be reduced from a two-day to one-day competition.

Revolutionary solar-power desalination plant could provide cheaper option, but it needs space

2018-07-18 12:01

The new solar-powered desalination plant under construction at Witsand on the southern Cape coast is expected to produce water at a cost of only R7 to R8 a kilolitre, but it is likely that it will need lots of space.

Massive French funding deal brings hope to drought-stricken Western Cape

2018-07-13 16:08

A multi-million rand funding deal aimed at alleviating the ongoing drought in the Western Cape is expected to be announced by the provincial and French governments.

Rains give Cape Town officials a breather to find new water supply mix

2018-07-10 06:09

Increased demand from a growing population and economy and predictions of a drier Cape Town have led the City of Cape Town to realise that it cannot rely only on rainfall for water supply.

The tow-an-iceberg plan being floated to ease Cape Town drought

2018-07-03 12:03

It is a plan as crazy as the situation is desperate - towing an iceberg from Antarctica to Cape Town to supply fresh water to a city in the grip of drought.

WATCH: No Day Zero for Cape Town in 2019

The threat of Day Zero has been hanging over Cape Town after years of below average rainfall, but the City has some good news to share with its citizens. Watch.

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Your pee is the new liquid gold: Think fertiliser-producing urinals for men and women

2018-06-28 09:26

If urine is the new ‘liquid gold’ then we need to find a good way to collect it – and the rush is already on to include women with gender neutral urinals being tested in the country.

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