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Day Zero in water stricken Mandela Bay
Day Zero in water stricken Mandela BayArticle

The water situation in the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has reached a crisis and prompted the city to finally declare it Day Zero...

Thamsanqa Mbovane and Joseph Chirume 8 Sep 2020

Looming water restrictions amid high demand season
Looming water restrictions amid high demand seasonArticle

Rand Water is planning to curb water demand from August 2020 until January 2021...

31 Aug 2020

Vaal Dam drops to unprecedented levels
Vaal Dam drops to unprecedented levelsArticle

Vaal Dam levels have declined further this week, says the Department of Water and Sanitation...

28 Aug 2020

SA government revokes national disaster status of drought
SA government revokes national disaster status of droughtArticle

The National Disaster Management Centre has declared that the ongoing drought in South Africa is no longer considered a national disaster...

Ursula Human 22 Jul 2020

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State of the agricultural sector in South Africa' economyArticle

The sector increased by 27.8% quarter-on-quarter due to higher production of animal products, horticulture and field crops amid favourable weather conditions...

Paul Makube 21 Jul 2020

SA water levels on the decline
SA water levels on the declineArticle

South Africans have been encouraged to save water, as water resources and dam levels across the country, with the exception of the Western Cape, continue to decline consistently week-on-week...

26 Jun 2020

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Above normal rainfall levels expected for 2020 winter seasonArticle

Although above normal rainfall is anticipated in winter rainfall areas, soil moisture and dams levels are critically low, and not all areas might receive the expected above-normal rainfall...

10 Jun 2020

Coca-Cola and Cape Town's sweetheart Day Zero deal
Coca-Cola and Cape Town's sweetheart Day Zero dealArticle

How big business ignored the water restrictions and got away with it...

Steve Kretzmann and Raymond Joseph 8 May 2020

Beaches at risk: Report reveals alarming pollution along Cape Town's coast
Beaches at risk: Report reveals alarming pollution along Cape Town's coastArticle

Several of the beaches most loved by Capetonians for surfing, swimming and sunset picnics are polluted enough to fail the minimum water quality guidelines over the last two years...

Steve Kretzmann 30 Apr 2020

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Rainfall and other climate conditions for MarchArticle

Short-term outlooks for rain are negative and can cause further drought damage to the maize crop in some areas, mainly the eastern Free State and Mpumalanga...

12 Mar 2020

SA's average dam levels increase
SA's average dam levels increaseArticle

The recent consistent rainfalls in large parts of the country has increased South Africa's dam levels from 62.4% last week to 64% this week...

20 Feb 2020

SA's water storage stable
SA's water storage stableArticle

Despite a week-long absence of rain in major parts of the country, South Africa's national water storage is stable...

3 Feb 2020

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Optimistic outlook for agricultureArticle

The latest forecast released by South Africa's Crop Estimates Committee points to a somewhat optimistic outlook for the agricultural sector as seasonal conditions turned positive...

Paul Makube 30 Jan 2020

Heavy rains improve dam levels
Heavy rains improve dam levelsArticle

Dam levels in parts of South Africa have slightly begun to improve as a result of persistent rain...

16 Jan 2020

Lesotho Highlands Water Project tunnel reopens
Lesotho Highlands Water Project tunnel reopensArticle

The Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) tunnel has been re-opened with water already reaching the Saulspoort Dam in Bethlehem in the Free State...

9 Dec 2019

Water levels drop below half in three provinces
Water levels drop below half in three provincesArticle

The current hot temperatures in major parts of the country have plunged three provinces to stress levels as their dam levels dropped to below half in the past two weeks...

8 Nov 2019

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Rain renews hope of normal agriculture seasonArticle

Recent rains in some parts of the country have renewed hope of a normal season after weeks of heat, dryness and decreasing dam levels...

Paul Makube 28 Oct 2019

Panic over water in South Africa's economic hub is misplaced
Panic over water in South Africa's economic hub is misplacedArticle

It has been a hot, dry October in much of the interior of South Africa. And the rains have started later than usual...

Mike Muller 28 Oct 2019

Coal mines need to be taken to task over water pollution
Coal mines need to be taken to task over water pollutionArticle

Coal mines in Mpumalanga have polluted about 90% of groundwater in the Highveld region alone..

28 Aug 2019

Improved water prospects bodes well for fresh produce growers
Improved water prospects bodes well for fresh produce growersArticle

The water level of South Africa's storage dams, which supply the fruit export industries, are generally much higher now than at any time during the past three years. This, and a cold, wet winter in most of the deciduous fruit regions, indicate that a good harvest is in the offing...

Fred Meintjes 22 Aug 2019

Mpumalanga urged to intensify water-saving habits
Mpumalanga urged to intensify water-saving habitsArticle

With Mpumalanga dam levels continuing to drop, the Department of Water and Sanitation has reiterated its call on consumers in the province to intensify their water -saving habits until the next summer rains...

16 Aug 2019

Hospitality industry urged to work towards building provincial economy
Hospitality industry urged to work towards building provincial economyArticle

With the tourism sector under the microscope, newly appointed Minister Maynier highlights some of the success stories and the intentions of the provincial government at the Fedhasa Cape AGM...

22 Jul 2019

R18m allocated for Mpumalanga water shortages
R18m allocated for Mpumalanga water shortagesArticle

The Department of Water and Sanitation has allocated R18m to JS Moroka Local Municipality to address water shortages in Mpumalanga...

11 Jul 2019

What Cape Town's drought can teach other cities about climate adaptation
What Cape Town's drought can teach other cities about climate adaptationArticle

Extreme weather events, such as Cyclone Idai that has recently devastated Beira, Mozambique, and Hurricane Harvey that hit Houston, USA, in 2017 are the types of climate extremes that cities increasingly have to prepare for...

Gina Ziervogel 4 Apr 2019

Weather and climate as key drivers of Africa's development
Weather and climate as key drivers of Africa's developmentArticle

World Meteorological Day took place earlier this month, commemorating the coming into force on 23 March 1950 of the Convention establishing the World Meteorological Organization...

Dr Brilliant Petja 29 Mar 2019

New initiative documents lessons from Cape Town water crisis
New initiative documents lessons from Cape Town water crisisArticle

A collective of academics and practitioners has launched a new initiative that will document and capture key learnings from the 2017-2018 Cape Town water crisis...

27 Mar 2019

FCB Cape Town and Hellocomputer campaign helps online florist bust the drought
FCB Cape Town and Hellocomputer campaign helps online florist bust the droughtArticle

A campaign created by FCB Cape Town and Hellocomputer for NetFlorist, South Africa's largest online florist and gifting company, came to the business's rescue when sales dried up in 2018...

Issued by FCB Joburg 13 Mar 2019

How droughts will affect South Africa's broader economy
How droughts will affect South Africa's broader economyArticle

Climate change poses a threat to everyone. Governments, farmers and society, in general, need to take proactive steps to deal with the outcomes of changing weather patterns...

Mmatlou Kalaba 7 Mar 2019

SA's dam levels continue to drop
SA's dam levels continue to dropArticle

The Department of Water and Sanitation has called on water consumers to intensify their water conservation efforts to save the country from a dry winter...

31 Jan 2019

2018 in review: The biggest stories of the year
2018 in review: The biggest stories of the yearArticle

This year has gone by in one indistinguishable blur. If you can't quite remember what happened in the past 12 months, enjoy a quick recap...

Andy Walker 7 Jan 2019

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#BizTrends2019: Residential property in 2019 - what to expectArticle

Political and economic uncertainty, combined with increasing petrol prices and rising household costs saw the property market slowdown dramatically throughout the first, second and third quarters of 2018...

Nardee Brims 7 Jan 2019

#BestofBiz 2018: Construction & Engineering
#BestofBiz 2018: Construction & EngineeringArticle

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2018 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views...

14 Dec 2018

CTICC enhances water-saving success, constructs reverse osmosis plant
CTICC enhances water-saving success, constructs reverse osmosis plantArticle

The plant is currently in its test phase of implementation, and the centre is in the process of fine-tuning the extraction and purification process...

20 Nov 2018

Using borehole water for your business? Why ensuring quality is key
Using borehole water for your business? Why ensuring quality is keyArticle

The extreme drought and severe water shortage in the Western Cape had a significant impact on industries that rely on water for their operations...

6 Nov 2018

How Cape Town tourism survived the drought
How Cape Town tourism survived the droughtArticle

Cape Town has just been through one of the worst droughts in the region's history and yet, through the collective efforts of its citizens, the city is back in business - thanks largely to the city's municipal leadership and its ability to mobilise its people towards sustained conservative usage...

16 Oct 2018

Capetonian tenants to receive rental respite
Capetonian tenants to receive rental respiteArticle

Some minor relief is in store for Capetonian tenants as they wait with baited breath for the final axe to drop...

8 Oct 2018

Lower water restrictions for Cape Town come October
Lower water restrictions for Cape Town come OctoberArticle

With Cape Town's dam levels nearing 70% of storage capacity, the city has announced that it will be conservatively lowering water restrictions and associated tariffs...

10 Sep 2018

Cape Town hospitality continues water conservation initiatives
Cape Town hospitality continues water conservation initiativesArticle

"According to the Cape Town government, we are sitting at 56.8% and we will continue to do our utmost best to preserve water."

5 Sep 2018

Cape Town dam levels above 60%
Cape Town dam levels above 60%Article

For the first time since 2016, dam levels in the City of Cape Town have passed the 60% mark...

21 Aug 2018

Western Cape dam levels continue to rise
Western Cape dam levels continue to riseArticle

While the country has seen a decrease in dam levels in the past week, the Western Cape continues to benefit from winter rains...

17 Aug 2018

Too early to consider lifting water restrictions, says DWS
Too early to consider lifting water restrictions, says DWSArticle

While a report on the country's dam levels paints a stable water situation across the country...

26 Jul 2018

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Knight Frank predicts green shoots of recovery for Cape following water crisisArticle

Whilst the Cape's water crisis has certainly impacted the region's economy and negatively affected property market sentiments, fourth quarter predictions for 2018...

20 Jul 2018

Was the water shortage caused by farmers, city dwellers or drought?
Was the water shortage caused by farmers, city dwellers or drought?Article

Much has been argued about the causes of the 2017 Cape Town water crisis...

Piotr Wolski 19 Jul 2018

Nelson Mandela Bay must increase water restrictions
Nelson Mandela Bay must increase water restrictionsArticle

The Department of Water and Sanitation has advised the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro to increase water restrictions from 25% to 30%...

11 Jul 2018

Why Western Cape tourism's water saving efforts are to be celebrated
Why Western Cape tourism's water saving efforts are to be celebratedArticle

"Cape Town is one amongst a host of cities around the world that faces water issues and we may have learnt our lesson earlier than others and can now be used as a global benchmark."

11 Jul 2018

Western Cape water restrictions remain in place
Western Cape water restrictions remain in placeArticle

The Western Cape Department of Water and Sanitation says the prevailing water restrictions will remain in force until dam levels reach more than 85%...

10 Jul 2018

#AgriMarkets: The weather remains a vital part of the discussion in SA wheat market
#AgriMarkets: The weather remains a vital part of the discussion in SA wheat marketArticle

Although the recent rainfall in the province was not evenly distributed, almost all wheat growing regions of the province received a fair amount, which should improve crop growing conditions...

4 Jul 2018

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Day Zero off the cards in 2019 for Cape TownArticle

The levels of the dams supplying water to Cape Town have been rising consistently and significantly...

29 Jun 2018

3 ways that cities can adapt to changing climates
3 ways that cities can adapt to changing climatesArticle

Cape Town's 'Day Zero' experience speaks powerfully to the urgency and complexity of climate change adaptation...

Anna Taylor 22 Jun 2018

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Cape Town's dam levels higher than this time last yearArticle

In the last couple of weeks the amount of water in the dams supplying Cape Town has overtaken 2017's levels...

29 May 2018

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