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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...
Here are three ways that cities can adapt to changing climates
Here are three ways that cities can adapt to changing climates
Cape Town’s “Day Zero” experience – the prospect of dam levels dropping dangerously low, taps running dry and water rations being distributed from public collection points – speaks powerfully to the urgency and complexity of climate change adaptation. ...
Dairy factory in Mossel Bay goes drought-friendly
Dairy factory in Mossel Bay goes drought-friendly
A Nestlé dairy factory in the Garden Route town of Mossel Bay has figured out a way to reduce its reliance on municipal water by extracting water...
Resource scarcity, climate change linked to conflict and displacement
Resource scarcity, climate change linked to conflict and displacement
Governments around the world are engaged in a series of talks that could fundamentally alter how the movement of people across borders is managed....
Residents rally as City of Cape Town plans to close water collection point
Residents rally as City of Cape Town plans to close water collection point
Cape Town residents are rallying behind a man who helped make a spring in the Newlands suburb more accessible to thousands of citizens. While the...
The City of Cape Town denounces iceberg solution to water crisis
The City of Cape Town denounces iceberg solution to water crisis
With Day Zero still a real threat for Cape Town’s immediate future, salvage expert Nick Sloane has come up with a novel solution: lasso an...
The future of water: From your toilet to your tap and back again
The future of water: From your toilet to your tap and back again
Water bursts from a brass spout with violent urgency. It foams through the tap angrily and on to a sprawling field. The stream fans out, forming...

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