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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...
SA’s economy dips into recession dashing economists hopes
SA’s economy dips into recession dashing economists hopes
The South African economy is in a recession for the first time since 2009, Statistics SA announced on Tuesday.
City of Cape Town requests relaxation of water restrictions
City of Cape Town requests relaxation of water restrictions
The City of Cape Town has asked the national department of water and sanitation to marginally relax water restrictions for Capetonians after dam...
Beaufort West runs out of water
Beaufort West runs out of water
The Western Cape municipality is distributing two five-litre containers of water a day to homes in Beaufort West. The town, on the N1 between...
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.
Farmers in war-torn Afghanistan hit by worst drought in decades
Farmers in war-torn Afghanistan hit by worst drought in decades
After his wheat crop failed and wells dried up, Ghulam Abbas sold his animals and joined thousands of other farmers migrating to cities as...
Climate becomes major Swedish election issue after wildfires
Climate becomes major Swedish election issue after wildfires
Sweden's wildfires and drought have caused the environment to become the second most important issue after migration for Swedes before the...
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. ...

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