WATCH: Millions of litres of water released from Berg River Dam

The Department of Water and Sanitation started releasing millions of cubic metres of water from the Berg River Dam to stave off a Day Zero scenario in the West Coast town of Saldanha. Watch.

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Challenging macro conditions impact Zeder results

2018-04-17 16:15

Zeder, with its focus on the agri, food and beverage sectors, experienced challenging conditions that impacted the company and most of its portfolio companies.

Cape Town water use spikes by 5%

2018-04-16 20:42

The City of Cape Town says the fall in dam levels can be attributed to environmental influences as well as an increase in usage by customers.

Do South Africans each guzzle 235 litres of water per day?

2018-04-12 15:00

Debating South Africa’s 2018 State of the Nation Address, Salga president Parks Tau noted that the country’s water consumption far exceeds international benchmarks. Africa Check investigates the claim.

Why April rainfall is key to stave off Cape Town's Day Zero

2018-04-09 05:31

In three weeks’ time experts will be able to say with some certainty whether Cape Town is likely to get enough rain this year to avoid a Day Zero scenario in 2019.

Cape Town water consumption 'stabilised' - deputy mayor

2018-04-04 12:47

Water use in the City of Cape Town has stabilised at lower levels compared to the beginning of the year, Deputy Mayor Ian Neilson has said.

South Africa could run out of water by 2030 – govt draft plan

2018-03-29 19:08

The draft National Water and Sanitation Master Plan outlines the dire situation of the country's water and sanitation sector.

Moody's SA rating spills over to municipal outlooks - except for Cape Town

2018-03-29 06:00

Moody's Investors Service has confirmed the long-term global scale ratings of 10 South African regional and local governments with stable outlooks.

Cape Town water consumption drops by 43 million litres

2018-03-28 08:39

Capetonians have managed to get water usage down to 522 million litres per day over the past week - 43 million litres less than the previous week's water usage.

Drought impact already reflects in Cape Town hotel bookings - survey

2018-03-25 19:12

An informal survey by Wesgro among 18 hotels in Cape Town reflects the impact the water challenge in the city already has on the hospitality sector.


Emergency plans to stave off Saldanha's Day Zero in 7 days' time

2018-04-17 19:17

Water and Sanitation Minister Gugile Nkwinti says the government has decided to release five million cubic metres of water from the Berg River into the Misverstand Dam.

Cape Town's water plan is too narrow, says expert - advises long term plan

2018-04-17 05:00

UCT academic Dr Kevin Winter says the City of Cape Town's budget lacks detail about how the money will be spent to mitigate the water crisis.

Tourists urged not to cancel trips over SA water hurdles

2018-04-13 08:29

South African Tourism is encouraging tourists not to cancel their trips to the Eastern, Northern or Western Cape - or anywhere in SA - due to water challenges.

Cape Town water consumption only 66 million litres above target

2018-04-09 17:52

Capetonians are winning their battle against Day Zero and have moved their consumption rate closer to the target of 450 million litres per day.

Drought likely part of 'cooling' Western Cape house price growth - expert

2018-04-04 15:10

The severe drought in the Western Cape could be starting to play a "cooling" role on its economy as well as on its housing market, says John Loos of FNB.

ANALYSIS: Lack of water not a laughing matter now

2018-04-03 12:28

What had been dismissed as a non-story in newsrooms 35 years ago has become a frightening reality that people now understand and accept.

WATCH: Capetonians show big love for first real rainfall

News24 took to the streets to ask Capetonians to share their thoughts on the downpour in the city and to share what they missed most about the rain during the drought. Watch.

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SEE: City of Cape Town's planned hikes for water, sanitation, electricity and rates

2018-03-28 15:31

The City of Cape Town is proposing a 26.9% increase in both water and sanitation tariffs, 8.1% for electricity, 7.2% for rates and 5.7% for refuse tariffs.

From floods to drought, what we learned in Water Week

2018-03-26 10:19

If any good has come out of the Western Cape drought, it is that it has focused our minds on the true value of water in a way that little else could have done as effectively.

Western Cape tourism hit hard by Day Zero fears

2018-03-25 07:35

Anxiety over Day Zero – the day that the taps will run dry unless residents save vast amounts of water and new sources of the resource come online – has had a telling effect on tourism in the Western Cape.

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