Capetonians still saving water out of fear of another Day Zero

2019-02-19 05:22

Capetonians are using about 40 million litres less water a day than they are allowed to, even though the water crisis ended nearly five months ago.

Capetonians can use more water - and pay less

2018-10-02 10:21

Slightly less stringent water restrictions for Cape Town have kicked in as the combined level of supply dams reached 75.9% of storage capacity.

Farmers protest California water plan aimed to save salmon

2018-08-21 17:32

Hundreds of California farmers are protesting a plan by state water officials to increase water flows in a major California river and its tributaries.

Water level improves, but restrictions still in place due to concerns

2018-04-10 16:15

The water level in the Mgeni System has continued to rise and is now at 75%, with more good rains expected for April and May this year.

Cape Town winning Day Zero battle, but City warns residents to keep saving

2018-03-05 13:42

The City of Cape Town has repeated its call to locals to continue to save drinking water, even though Day Zero has been pushed back again – this time from July 9 to July 15.

Dam project fast-tracked to tackle Cape Town water crisis

2018-01-13 10:00

Plans to increase water supply to the Voëlvlei Dam, scheduled to come on stream in 2024, have been fast-tracked to 2019 to help with Cape Town’s water crisis, GroundUp reports.

News24's Special Projects for 2017

2017-12-31 20:15

Throughout the year, News24 brought you the best in up-to-date breaking news, in-depth analysis and opinions – but for the bigger news stories of 2017, we went the extra mile and created dedicated sites and special projects.

Cape Town's water crisis: driven by politics more than drought

2017-12-14 08:25

Had systems in national government been running smoothly, Cape Town’s water crisis could have been mitigated, writes David Olivier.

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.

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.


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.

Western Cape farmers call for easing of water restrictions to repair drought damage

2018-09-17 20:27

Western Cape farmers are calling on government to reveal how much water they are likely to be allocated this summer, so they can make plans to fix the damage caused by the 60% cut in their water supply.

'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.

Umgeni to lift water limits with immediate effect

2018-03-27 13:30

Umgeni Water is lifting its water restrictions with immediate effect, as water levels in the Mgeni System dams have reached 72%.

Mmusi Maimane: Rise, Cape Town, rise!

2018-01-26 14:46

Day Zero has moved from a possibility to a probability. But it is not yet inevitable, writes Mmusi Maimane.

As the taps run dry, are Capetonians being done in?

2018-01-11 12:49

As a visitor to the Mother City I had the comfort of knowing that I would soon be returning to a city with water but residents of Cape Town are staring down a very dry barrel, writes Howard Feldman.

2017: News24's year in review

2017-12-31 17:09

As President Jacob Zuma described it on the last day of the year, 2017 has certainly has been "eventful" for South Africans. News24 takes stock of the year that was.

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.

Hey Capetonians, waterless grooming is the new avo toast

2017-12-07 14:13

The City of Cape Town will introduce Level 6 water restrictions in January and it's time to follow this water wise beauty trend.

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.

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