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A water-wise SA Cheese Festival

The agricultural society, along with its partners, will present the will present the 2018 SA Cheese Festival without any impact on the already depleted water sources in the Western Cape...

19 hours ago

National dams show slight increase
National dams show slight increase

The national average of dam levels across the country has this week received a slight increase of 2.1% from 60% last week to 62.1% this week...

20 hours ago

#Budget2018: Drought-ravaged provinces could get up to R6bn in relief
#Budget2018: Drought-ravaged provinces could get up to R6bn in relief

Relief for SA's drought-ridden regions amounting to R6bn was among the proposals announced by finance minister Malusi Gigaba when he delivered the Budget Speech on Wednesday, 21 February...

By Khulekani Magubane 23 hours ago

San pioneer new farming techniques to achieve greater food security
San pioneer new farming techniques to achieve greater food security

They have been pioneering new farming techniques, unknown to them up to now, in order to make the community more self-sufficient...

1 day ago

People in African cities are taking charge of their water supplies - and it's working
People in African cities are taking charge of their water supplies - and it's working

The world has made tremendous progress in bridging the gap between water supply and demand...

By Ellis Adjei Adams 1 day ago

Day Zero moved to 9 July
Day Zero moved to 9 July

Good news for Cape Town, Day Zero has been shifted to 9 July, the city's deputy mayor Ian Neilson confirmed today...

2 days ago

Day Zero is meant to cut Cape Town's water use: what is it, and is it working?
Day Zero is meant to cut Cape Town's water use: what is it, and is it working?

The City of Cape Town has introduced the idea of Day Zero to focus everyone's attention on managing water consumption as tightly as possible by cajoling water consumers into reducing usage...

By Kevin Winter 2 days ago

Tackling climate change in the month of love (and all year round)
Tackling climate change in the month of love (and all year round)

This month, we're highlighting businesses showing their love for planet Earth through strategically implemented shared value. It's time for businesses to take responsibility and make climate action a priority...

By Kim Wainer, Issued by Shift Social Development 3 days ago

#SONA2018: Nation called to conserve water amid protracted drought
#SONA2018: Nation called to conserve water amid protracted drought

With a national state of disaster having been declared in three provinces, newly elected President Cyril Ramaphosa has appealed to the nation to continue to intensify efforts to use water wisely...

3 days ago

KFC pilots renewable energy in Port Elizabeth
KFC pilots renewable energy in Port Elizabeth

Quick service restaurant chain KFC has taken its first steps into the energy conservation space by announcing its first solar energy restaurants in Port Elizabeth...

3 days ago

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CTICC working toward water neutral events with water-wise initiatives, reduced consumption

As the City of Cape Town has instituted Level 6B water restrictions, The Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) has been working with clients and event organisers to ensure that major upcoming events don't place further pressure on water resources...

16 Feb 2018

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The power of education through a drought crisis

World-renowned Kenyan environmental activist and Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai once wrote, "There comes a time when humanity is called to shift to a new level of consciousness . . . that time is now"...

By Sifiso Mazibuko 16 Feb 2018

Programme to save water resources launched
Programme to save water resources launched

The Department of Water and Sanitation and various stakeholders have launched the #SaveWater Ambassador Programme to foster responsibility towards saving water resources in the City of Cape Town and the rest of the country...

16 Feb 2018

Current drought in Cape Town urges Peninsula School Feeding Association (PSFA) to change menu
Current drought in Cape Town urges Peninsula School Feeding Association (PSFA) to change menu

The current drought and resulting water crisis have started to impact school children in a very direct way; their school feeding...

Issued by Peninsula School Feeding Association 15 Feb 2018

Cape Town to host major water conferences
Cape Town to host major water conferences

The Cape Town and Western Cape Convention Bureau has won the bid for Cape Town to host its third major water conference, the International Conference on Sanitation, Waste and Water...

15 Feb 2018

How Cape Town's water crisis could make people sick
How Cape Town's water crisis could make people sick

Day Zero, when the four million people living in Cape Town run out of water, is becoming a real possibility...

By Bob Mash, Hassan Mahomed and Shrikant Peters 15 Feb 2018

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SodaStream joins petition calling for Coca-Cola to reveal Cape water sources

Drinks company SodaStream South Africa has joined the call to action urging Coca-Cola to develop a plan to ensure Cape Town residents have access to water...

14 Feb 2018

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'Boreholes could affect quality of PE's water'

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality is banking on boreholes as a short-term solution to the drought, but water experts have warned that this could spell problems for the city in the long term...

By Tremaine van Aardt 14 Feb 2018

#DayZero moved to 4 June, record low water usage achieved
#DayZero moved to 4 June, record low water usage achieved

Cape Town executive deputy mayor Ian Neilson today announced that Day Zero has been moved out to 4 June 2018 thanks to...

13 Feb 2018

How retail is responding to the Cape Town water crisis
How retail is responding to the Cape Town water crisis

Consumers are not the only ones who have to tighten taps in Cape Town. As South Africa's Mother City approaches the dreaded Day Zero, retailers and shopping centres have to rethink their strategies...

13 Feb 2018

For global water crisis, climate may be the last straw
For global water crisis, climate may be the last straw

Before man-made climate change kicked in - and well before "Day Zero" in Cape Town, where taps may run dry in early May - the global water crisis was upon us...

13 Feb 2018

Water experts discuss crisis in Cape Town and water management in SA
Water experts discuss crisis in Cape Town and water management in SA

The water crisis in Cape Town and the rest of South Africa was recently placed under the magnifying glass when water experts requested a drastic change in water management in South Africa during a media conference...

By Elmarie Helberg 13 Feb 2018

Africa needs to invest more in its water professionals
Africa needs to invest more in its water professionals

The African continent is disproportionately affected by extreme climate...

By Nelson Odume and Andrew Slaughter 13 Feb 2018

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Transforming vulnerability into resilience: $1.06bn needed to rebuild agriculture, combat hunger in 26 countries

"Maintaining food production and rebuilding agriculture is fundamental to preventing loss of life from severe hunger and to provide a pathway towards resilience in the midst of humanitarian crises."

9 Feb 2018

These are the speakers set to inspire at the upcoming #cocreateDesign Festival
These are the speakers set to inspire at the upcoming #cocreateDesign Festival

The cocreateDesign Festival has announced its speaker list comprising top local and international designers, thinkers and activists set to tackle challenges in water, food security, mobility and social cohesion...

9 Feb 2018

No Day Zero, says water minister Nomvula Mokonyane
No Day Zero, says water minister Nomvula Mokonyane

Cape Town's use of the term "Day Zero" came under fire from water and sanitation minister Nomvula Mokonyane in Parliament...

9 Feb 2018

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Campaigning to #DefeatDayZero with King James Group and M&C Saatchi Abel

The phrases 'water crisis', 'drought' and 'day zero' have been taking up headline space consistently for the past few months. While this has set most of the country into a frenzy, two Cape Town-based creative agencies put their (shower) thinking caps on with ways to better educate the public and hopefully #DefeatDayZero...

By Leigh Andrews 8 Feb 2018

Water-saving WaterLoo greywater bank launched in Stellenbosch
Water-saving WaterLoo greywater bank launched in Stellenbosch

Yesterday saw the official launch of the WaterLoo, a South African-designed greywater bank...

8 Feb 2018

New accelerator programme for environmental warriors
New accelerator programme for environmental warriors

Environmental entrepreneurs and businesses are invited to apply for Groundswell - Fetola's new initiative to accelerate the success of products and services in the water, sustainability and resource efficiency sectors...

7 Feb 2018

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