Day Zero

 
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...
The unbearable lightness of being
The unbearable lightness of being
Right. Let’s just rip off the plaster and get past this awkward moment. It’s been a year since the Mail & Guardian stopped reporting...
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.
Bold steps are needed toward a ‘new normal’ that allocates water fairly in SA
Bold steps are needed toward a ‘new normal’ that allocates water fairly in SA
Discussions of the water crisis that has hit Cape Town tend to focus on supply and demand. In other words, a severe and unusual drought has created...
Water restrictions remain but no Day Zero for 2019
Water restrictions remain but no Day Zero for 2019
Cape Town’s dreaded Day Zero has been pushed back by a year as deputy mayor Ian Neilson announced that city officials expect the taps to keep...
Cape Town: No Day Zero for 2019
Cape Town: No Day Zero for 2019
The City of Cape Town has announced that the dreaded Day Zero — the day when most of the taps will be turned off — will not happen in...

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