Day Zero

 
‘My future’s a desert if we don’t act’
‘My future’s a desert if we don’t act’
Young people are demanding that governments act against climate change. Lester Kiewit spoke to a Cape Town schoolgirl, one of 16...
Responding to the climate crisis
Responding to the climate crisis
"I want you to panic.” This statement, delivered by 16-year-old student and climate activist Greta Thunberg at the World Economic Forum Annual...
Day Zero: Lessons for cities in Global South
Day Zero: Lessons for cities in Global South
Gina Ziervogel and Leonie Joubert, authors of Day Zero: One City’s Response to a Record-Breaking Drought, argue that for an unequal and...
South Africans must choose a Third Way to survive and progress
South Africans must choose a Third Way to survive and progress
Looking ahead to the elections, South Africa is in a particularly tight spot: its ailing economy being compressed by increased foreign competition,...
As rivers run dry, Day Zero strikes Eastern Cape’s villages
As rivers run dry, Day Zero strikes Eastern Cape’s villages
Winding through the valleys of the Eastern Cape, the Qwaninga River creeps towards a cluster of buildings hidden deep in the hills. It licks the...
Cape residents continue to save water — report
Cape residents continue to save water — report
Cape Town's water users never managed to meet the stringent target of 450 million litres a day, set by the City when Level 6b restrictions were in...
An El Niño away from water crisis
An El Niño away from water crisis
One El Niño is all it will take to throw Gauteng into a water crisis. Consumption already exceeds supply during a year of good rainfall.
Here are the City of Cape Town's guidelines for Level 3 water usage
Here are the City of Cape Town's guidelines for Level 3 water usage
The City of Cape Town is expected to lower water restrictions from Level 5 to Level 3 from December 1, it has announced.
Crisis proofing South Africa’s water security
Crisis proofing South Africa’s water security
South Africa is often referred to as the 30th...
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.
Seeking mobility justice
Seeking mobility justice
Earlier this year, Capetonians narrowly averted the drought-induced crisis with the apocalyptic name 'Day Zero' when the taps would eventually run...
City of Cape Town relaxes water restrictions
City of Cape Town relaxes water restrictions
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...

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