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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...

2 days ago

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 Africa 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

Nardee Brims, COO, PropertyFox
#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

Gamtoos Irrigation Board will commence its annual maintenance of the canal system, which supplies agricultural water users in the Gamtoos Valley, in May. This upkeep is vital in preventing water losses, as the Kouga Dam which feeds the system is currently at 10.5% capacity (Image supplied)
Desperate times for farmers as seasonal forecast indicates little rainfallArticle

Farms are teetering on the brink of collapse as the drought in the Western and Eastern Cape tightens its grip...

20 Apr 2018

The Berg River Dam on 7 March 2018 about 48% full.
Five key lessons other cities can learn from CT's water crisisArticle

Postponing Day Zero in Cape Town for 2018 comes as no surprise...

Kevin Winter 6 Apr 2018

Will there be more rain this winter?
Will there be more rain this winter?Article

The approaching autumn and winter season in Cape Town is being keenly awaited to see if it will bring sufficient rain to end, or at least alleviate, the drought...

Peter Johnston and Piotr Wolski 15 Mar 2018

Drought declared a national disaster
Drought declared a national disasterArticle

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs minister Zweli Mkhize has declared the drought and water crisis affecting parts of the country as a national state of disaster...

14 Mar 2018

Delaying Day Zero
Delaying Day ZeroArticle

Water is a valuable commodity. It has been said that the third world war will be fought over water. It is a resource that is quickly running out, as Cape Town is set to become the first city to run out of water...

Issued by Green Worx Cleaning Solutions 26 Feb 2018

National dams show slight increase
National dams show slight increaseArticle

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...

22 Feb 2018

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

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

20 Feb 2018

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

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...

19 Feb 2018

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

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 crisisArticle

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

By Andrew Massyn,
Desalination: global examples show how Cape Town could up its gameArticle

Day zero is looming for Cape Town and a dedicated and efficient long-term solution to South Africa's water woes must be found...

Werner van Zyl 9 Feb 2018

Eastern and Northern Cape faces dire water shortage, farmers under pressure
Eastern and Northern Cape faces dire water shortage, farmers under pressureArticle

While much is said about the looming Day Zero in Cape Town, other parts of the country are in the grips of a water shortage that is reaching a critical stage...

7 Feb 2018

It's business as usual for some in drought-stricken Kouga
It's business as usual for some in drought-stricken KougaArticle

The drought-stricken Kouga Municipality in the Eastern Cape is trying to avoid 'Day Zero' when the taps will run dry. But for many residents it is business as usual...

Joseph Chirume 6 Feb 2018

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Jamms meeting tackles Western Cape water crisis, impact on tourismArticle

The Joint Association Members Meetings Sessions (Jamms) recently convened to give concerned tourism businesses and individuals the chance to ask questions about the current state of the drought in the Western Cape...

6 Feb 2018

China Crisis via  - The Berg River Dam, located near Franschhoek, is one of the principal dams in the Western Cape Water Supply System.
Decline in agricultural usage pushes Day Zero back to mid-MayArticle

Due to a decline in agricultural water usage, Day Zero has been pushed back to mid-May 2018. Agricultural usage is likely to drop significantly over the next weeks...

6 Feb 2018

Water-saving hackathon kicks off 9 February
Water-saving hackathon kicks off 9 FebruaryArticle

Startupbootcamp (SBC) Cape Town and RCS Group are hosting a water-saving hackathon from 9-10 February 2018 to commission technology from the wider Cape community in a bid to #DefeatDayZero...

5 Feb 2018

Cape hospitals invest in water supplies
Cape hospitals invest in water suppliesArticle

Private hospitals are not taking any chances with Western Cape Premier Helen Zille's promise that water supplies to their facilities will be maintained in the event of Day Zero...

Tamar Kahn 2 Feb 2018

New Day Zero date, 6B restrictions now in effect
New Day Zero date, 6B restrictions now in effectArticle

Day Zero, when household taps run dry in the City of Cape Town, has been moved back four days to 16 April...

1 Feb 2018

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This is how Cape Town's water collection points will workArticle

Save water or queue for water: that was the blunt message to Capetonians at a city council Day Zero briefing on Sunday, 28 January...

Petru Saal 29 Jan 2018

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Kouga Dam down to lastArticle

With the Kouga Dam down to 7.7% of capacity on Wednesday, 24 January, a team will start testing water quality this weekend to help gauge any future contamination if fish start dying...

Guy Rogers 25 Jan 2018

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