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Melanie Gosling

Melanie Gosling

    Municipalities' unpaid water bills increase to a whopping R13.1bn
    Municipalities' unpaid water bills increase to a whopping R13.1bn
    Municipalities that do not pay their water bills have run up a whopping R13.1-billion debt – an amount just R2-billion short of the entire annual...
    Water restrictions: Govt to announce water allocation before month end
    Water restrictions: Govt to announce water allocation before month end
    Capetonians will have to wait several weeks to hear if water restrictions are to be further relaxed.
    Cape Town dam levels reach two-year milestone
    Cape Town dam levels reach two-year milestone
    Cape Town's combined dam levels have broken through the 60% mark for the first time since 2016.
    Government considers ban on microbeads after water is found to be contaminated
    Government considers ban on microbeads after water is found to be contaminated
    The government has set up a task team to look at imposing a total ban on microbeads – the tiny plastic beads used in cosmetics, toothpaste and...
    Icebergs: A new water source for Cape Town
    Icebergs: A new water source for Cape Town
    South African marine salvage expert Nick Sloane, who sprang to international fame when he refloated the massive Costa Concordia wreck in the...
    Day Zero in 2019 determined by April's rainfall
    Day Zero in 2019 determined by April's rainfall
    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...
    Cape farmers lose 25% of orchards, vineyards as result of drought
    Cape farmers lose 25% of orchards, vineyards as result of drought
    Drought-stricken farmers in the Western Cape have had to abandon at least a quarter of their high-value vineyards and deciduous fruit orchards...
    San Council launches code of ethics for researchers
    San Council launches code of ethics for researchers
    The South African San Council has launched a code of ethics to guide researchers to stop intrusive and sometimes exploitative research in San...