Gift of the Givers to unveil aquifer project in drought-stricken Beaufort West

2017-12-11 05:24

Humanitarian organisation Gift of the Givers is expected to unveil its Beaufort West Witperd aquifer development project in the drought-stricken town.

Drought: Has Cape Town planned properly for Day Zero?

2017-12-06 13:06

Day Zero kicks in when the dams are down to 13.5%. Curious to understand both how Day Zero is calculated, and how things will work if it happens, GroundUp sent the City some probing questions.

Too poor to pay for water

2017-12-03 06:00

After Water Affairs and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane threatened to cut off 30 municipalities that haven’t paid their water bills, City Press travelled to the Free State, where the Maluti-a-Phofung Local Municipality owes more than R200m to its water utility.

Supporting Black Friday when I didn't support Black Monday

2017-11-23 10:21

I feel slightly guilty. Because there is more than a good chance that I am going to get involved in Black Friday, in some way, writes Howard Feldman.

Could 'good water saving' by Capetonians result in them paying more?

2017-11-20 12:43

The City of Cape Town is considering introducing a water levy to be paid by consumers because 'good water saving by residents' has negatively affected its revenue, Mayor Patricia de Lille has said.

Water-scarce Cape Town holding 'Day Zero' talks with police, army

2017-11-16 20:39

Cape Town Mayor Patricia De Lille is in talks with the police and the army to prepare for the day in May 2018 when the taps are anticipated to run dry around the city.

Water crisis will be biggest challenge for Cape hoteliers - manager

2017-11-14 13:11

The water crisis in the Western Cape will undoubtedly be the most significant challenge hoteliers will face over the coming months or years, warns a local hotel manager.

Beaufort West 'Day Zero' drought claims not true - Western Cape government

2017-11-13 10:55

The Western Cape government has denied claims that Beaufort West, a town of about 37 000 residents, has reached 'Day Zero' in the water crisis in the region.

Cape Town's water woes nothing new for Khayelitsha, Dunoon residents

2017-11-06 14:02

For some residents of Cape Town’s informal settlements, tighter water restrictions won’t make any difference, as they still get water from standpipes.

PSG-backed Cape company unveils water solution product

2017-10-31 15:13

GrahamTek, a global desalination and water purification company based near Cape Town, has unveiled a sea water desalination plant for deployment in Saudi Arabia.


Spat over upmarket Cape Town school's swimming pool plan

2017-12-08 13:25

A group of Oranjezicht residents are up in arms at a decision by the City of Cape Town to approve a plan by St Cyprian’s School for extensive development on its land, including a new swimming pool.

Monthly 'drought charge' on the cards for Capetonians

2017-12-05 13:26

Cape Town residents may have to pay a monthly "drought charge" as officials try and raise R1bn annually while dams in the province recover from the worst dry spell in more than a hundred years.

Low-flying choppers to confirm anti-drought water mapping on the Cape Flats

2017-11-27 10:03

Residents of Cape Town's Philippi, Khayelitsha and Mitchell's Plain might think they are imagining things at the sight of a helicopter carrying what looks like a giant steering wheel over their properties this week.

It's time for more 'toilet talk' in the workplace

2017-11-21 09:00

With the reality of the drought in the Western Cape digging ever deeper, Klaudia Schachtschneider contemplates how to apply the "let it mellow" rule in public spaces.

Aquifer alert: are we drilling to water disaster?

2017-11-18 09:00

Only air is more important than water, We need to have an urgent, transparent, non-partisan and inclusive conversation about water – right now, says Mandi Smallhorne.

Residents celebrate as rain hits Western Cape towns

2017-11-14 14:59

Rain has hit parts of a drought-stricken Western Cape, with residents taking to social media to share videos and images of the downpour.

Only half of Cape Town putting 'efforts into saving water' - De Lille

2017-11-14 12:02

Only half of drought-stricken Cape Town is saving water, the City of Cape Town has revealed as it appealed to residents to get on board and beat the drought.

SA could face water shortfall of 17% a year by 2030

2017-11-08 12:41

By 2030, South Africa’s water deficit could be as high as 38 billion cubic metres per year – representing a shortfall of 17% annually, says the Department of Water and Sanitation.

Gigaba: Cape water crisis shows need for capable infrastructure

2017-11-02 12:26

The water challenge in Cape Town shows the need for capable infrastructure to respond to human needs and development objectives, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has said.

Seoul and Cape Town: Two world-class cities facing potential catastrophe

2017-10-25 07:54

How do you know for certain when a bubble is a bubble? The answer is, only when it bursts, writes Clem Sunter.

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