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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...
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...
Capetonians continue to save water
Capetonians continue to save water
Capetonians have made a “considerable achievement” in lowering water consumption even after the announcement that Day Zero will not be expected...
Why UNESCO's 'natural solutions' to water problems won't work in Africa
Why UNESCO's 'natural solutions' to water problems won't work in Africa
Each year UNESCO releases a World Water Assessment Report, a document that explores potential solutions to the globe’s water problems. The
Maimane: #DayZero will not occur in 2018
Maimane: #DayZero will not occur in 2018
Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane has announced that Day Zero will not occur in 2018 if water conservation continues and there is...
Bold steps needed for a 'new normal' that allocates water fairly
Bold steps needed for a 'new normal' that allocates water fairly
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...
Day Zero: Scare tactics, science and solutions
Day Zero: Scare tactics, science and solutions
The City of Cape Town has come under significant criticism from civil society and concerned residents for its response to the worst drought the...
Western Cape dam levels drop even more
Western Cape dam levels drop even more
The latest average level, for dams across the Western Cape, is 20.83%— compared to 30.09% for the same time last year— MEC for Local...
How Western Cape farmers are being hit by the drought
How Western Cape farmers are being hit by the drought
Much has been written about the ongoing drought and critical water shortages in the city of Cape Town. Residents...

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