Early June rains good, but no guarantee they will last - experts

2019-06-10 21:38

Experts warn that the good rainfall in early June does not mean that the rainfall in the rest of winter will be good - or even average - and have urged that water restrictions remain in place.

Community input important in big business contribution to Africa's water challenges - Coca-Cola executive

2019-05-18 13:58

Big companies may have funds to help address water challenges in Africa, but they must get community input in the process, says a Coca-Cola executive.

ANALYSIS: What Cape Town's drought can teach other cities about climate adaptation

2019-04-04 07:51

Although three years of low rainfall led to very low dam levels, there were breakdowns in the interaction between national, provincial and municipal government that exacerbated the problem.

Cape Town could have avoided Day Zero crisis had it acted earlier - deputy mayor

2019-03-27 17:36

Cape Town's drought would not have reached a crisis point and the economic consequences might have been avoided had the city council taken action earlier, says Deputy Mayor Ian Neilson.

Water woes continue in Makhanda

2019-03-15 06:43

The pressure to keep water in the taps of historic Makhanda remains high as authorities deal with infrastructure challenges and acts of vandalism.

A letter from the National Arts Festival CEO: Makhanda will have water

2019-03-05 11:00

Our overriding message is that the town and the festival will have water. We've got this. And we need to reassure you that you will not be an unwelcome burden on residents, writes Tony Lankester.

Cape Town has a plan to manage its water. But there are big gaps

2019-02-28 13:07

Future-proofing cities such as Cape Town to withstand water insecurity and drought conditions cannot be done without managing water infrastructure better.

Makhanda water crisis: Fresh hope as Gift of the Givers strikes water

2019-02-20 08:18

The municipality of Makana in the Eastern Cape has had a double stroke of good fortune with a Gift of the Givers' geologist finding new fresh water, and the water sampling showing clean water in all but one town.

10 ways the City of Cape Town wants to drought-proof the metro

2019-02-17 06:27

The City of Cape Town has made key shifts in the way it thinks about water and has come up with a draft strategy that hopes to cushion citizens from future water shocks.

Makhanda water crisis: Pupils initiative brings relief to school without water for 4 days

2019-02-13 13:27

In the midst of a water crisis in Makhanda, a group of enterprising young students at Mary Waters Secondary School have taken it upon themselves to provide their school with a rainwater tank, Grocott's Mail reports.


Cape Town council's desalination debacle: Seawater 400% more polluted than City of Cape Town's tender data indicated

2019-05-27 06:23

Quality Filtrations Systems maintains that seawater feeding into the desalination plant at the V&A Waterfront is polluted by raw sewage from the Green Point outfall pipe and is sometimes up to 400% dirtier than specifications the City gave companies that tendered to build the plant.

Gift of the Givers pulls out of dry Makhanda, says other companies to be paid for its work

2019-05-16 10:58

Gift of the Givers spokesperson Imtiaz Sooliman says while the organisation maintained an amicable relationship with the municipality, the government edged it out of millions of rand spent during the height of the water crisis in Makhanda.

Severe water shortages a norm in some towns

2019-03-28 09:22

Forget power cuts. What is happening to our water supply is much more serious.

This season's wines will be better quality - owing to the damaging drought

2019-03-27 17:09

This year's grape harvest will be smaller than last year's because of the drought and October heatwave – but the quality of the wine is likely to be better.

SPECIAL REPORT | Makhanda: The day the taps ran dry

2019-03-06 16:19

In February thousands of residents of Makhanda were suddenly left without water when the municipality cut supply to parts of the town. Confusion and panic gave way to complaints about water quality when supply was restored. This News24 Special Report looks into the area's water woes.

KZN water supply looks promising, but conservation is a must – Umgeni Water

2019-03-01 12:10

After years of poor rains and dry weather, one of KwaZulu-Natal's main dams is overflowing with water, says bulk water supplier Umgeni Water.

Hydrologist strikes again: Dr Groenewald's unconventional methods of finding water in drought-stricken regions

2019-02-21 07:38

While Dr Gideon Groenewald's methods may be somewhat unusual, they have resulted in more than 200 boreholes being drilled with 90% accuracy over eight months.

City of Cape Town creating an environmental disaster

2019-02-18 13:28

The CTCC cannot be allowed to pump any water, treated or not, sewage or not, into the Cape Flats Aquifer.

City wants your comment on new strategy to drought-proof Cape Town

2019-02-15 08:36

After a drought almost left Capetonians queuing for water, the City of Cape Town wants your comment on a proposed R5.4bn strategy to avoid another possible "Day Zero".

City’s water mark-up ‘450%’

2019-01-28 16:47

450% — that is the mark-up municipality is allegedly charging consumers for water compared with what Umgeni Water charges the municipality.

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