Everyone, not just Cape Town, must reuse water - provincial minister

2018-10-16 05:45

In future it won't just be Cape Town. No town or community must fail to clean and reuse its water, says the Western Cape's minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning.

Cape Town's increased water consumption is not sustainable, experts warn

2018-10-12 12:04

The increased consumption comes after the relaxation of restrictions and could be a sign that residents are 'slacking off' on water-saving measures, experts say.

Drilling for water 'makes no economic sense'

2018-10-01 05:25

The City of Cape Town’s borehole drilling programme has scientists scratching their heads at the apparent determination of the City to drill into the hard rock of the Table Mountain Group Aquifer at great cost, while other cheaper and more environment-friendly options are not first explored.

100 Resilient Cities 'game-changer' launched in Cape Town to tackle urban problems

2018-09-21 12:24

City of Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille has launched the City's first draft of a resilience assessment, the first step in the process of developing a city resilience strategy.

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WATCH: Dams feeding Cape Town hit the 70% mark

Cape Town's dam levels have hit the 70% mark for the first time since 2015. Watch.

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Water Research Commission urges SA to 'get in first' and develop the iceberg project

2018-09-11 07:19

The Water Research Commission believes that within 20 years, countries will be towing icebergs from the Antarctic to supplement their water supplies.

Capetonians still flock to collect free water from the city's springs

2018-08-30 09:35

The rain has been pelting down and the wind blowing icy off the snow-capped mountains, but that has not stopped people trekking to collect the free water at Cape Town's springs in the rain.

Rental toilets are running short – and water stores working hard – as companies got ahead of Joburg’s water crisis on Tuesday

2018-08-28 12:40

A large part of western Johannesburg woke up to a water crisis on Tuesday – and some quick-on-their feet businesses sprang to get ahead of demand of the basics necessary to keep their doors open: toilets and drinking water.

Sewage keeps taps running in Beaufort West

2018-08-21 08:18

Treated sewage effluent is keeping the taps running in drought-stricken Beaufort West.

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.

 

Farmers head to court to challenge policy on transfer of water rights

2018-10-15 13:20

West Coast farmers have launched an urgent application in the Western Cape High Court concerning water rights, which may have far-reaching consequences for agriculture.

Will Day Zero loom again for Cape Town?

2018-10-06 08:00

Cape Town has moved on from surviving Day Zero to focusing on water resilience and being water wise, says a top official in the Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works.

City of Cape Town's borehole drilling programme threatens Kogelberg's Unesco status

2018-09-28 06:20

The City of Cape Town's drilling programme is threatening the Unesco status of the Kogelberg biosphere, says the chairperson of the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve Company.

Watch: Residents celebrate as Western Cape municipal dam overflows

2018-09-19 16:05

Last year this time it was 42.7% full, and it has not reached maximum capacity for four years.

Easing of water restrictions will restore international investor confidence in Cape Town

2018-09-13 10:08

The easing of the stringent water restrictions will restore international confidence in Cape Town as a destination for tourism and investment, say business leaders.

City of Cape Town relaxes water restrictions, tariffs to Level 5

2018-09-10 06:00

The City of Cape Town has made the move to relax current water restrictions from Level 6B to Level 5 from October 1, Deputy Mayor Ian Neilson has announced.

Water and sanitation dept to implement 80% water restrictions in Eastern Cape

2018-08-29 21:58

To avoid a "natural disaster, the Department of Water and Sanitation is expected to implement an 80% water restriction in the Eastern Cape.

City of Cape Town calls for relaxing of water restrictions as dam levels rise

2018-08-27 18:49

The City of Cape Town has asked the Department of Water and Sanitation to reduce its water restrictions from 45% to 40% for the City and from 60% to 50% for agriculture.

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.

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