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Artificially dimming the sun may reduce the risk of future droughts in Cape Town

But it can't solve the climate crisis, say a team of scientists

Panic over water in Gauteng is misplaced

The department of water and sanitation has plans in place to ensure adequate water supply until 2040 and beyond

Responding to the climate crisis

Carbon emmissions continue to soar, but the urgency of the moment is driving change around the world

Day Zero: Lessons for cities in Global South

For Cape Town to survive, it needs more than just a good technical approach to managing water

As rivers run dry, Day Zero strikes Eastern Cape’s villages

Severe drought and a struggling municipality means some people drink from muddy puddles

Cape residents continue to save water — report

For the week ending on December 24, water consumption in Cape Town was 583 million litres a day

Here are the City of Cape Town’s guidelines for Level 3 water usage

Tariffs will also be lowered. If residents use less than 6 000 litres per month, they can expect to pay 35.5% less

Crisis proofing South Africa’s water security

South Africa is a water stressed country but crisis point can be avoided

Water restrictions: Govt to announce water allocation before month end

According to Carl Opperman, CEO of Agri Wes-Cape, the agricultural sector was not happy with the delays in decision-making

Seeking mobility justice

The drought-related day zero and the mobility day zero have more in common than you may think, writes Dr Bradley Rink

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

The unbearable lightness of being

M&G’s doomsday reporter has returned from his sabbatical seeking that elusive silver lining

Cape Town dam levels reach two-year milestone

For the first time since 2016, Cape Town's combined dam levels have broken through the 60% mark

Bold steps are needed toward a ‘new normal’ that allocates water fairly in SA

South Africa is a water-scarce country where inequity and a lack of fairness and justice pervades water distribution

Water restrictions remain but no Day Zero for 2019

No date has been set for when Cape Town can officially declare itself drought-free

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