Voice of the Cape

January2018

Water for all or the city must fall: Cape Town protesters

“Water for all or the city must fall,” dozens of protesters chanted outside the Cape Town civic centre on Sunday where concerned ratepayers gathered in protest against the drought crisis and the management of the looming and dreaded Day Zero. Locals from across the metropole showed up to the gathering[…]

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City to clamp down on illegal water retailers

As Capetonians stock up on water ahead of Day Zero, reports have surfaced of water shops selling municipal tap water at some shopping centres. The City of Cape Town says this is illegal and will be investigated. Water inspectors are visiting various shopping centres this weekend to monitor the sale[…]

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Ceasefire takes effect in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta

A Russian-negotiated ceasefire has gone into effect in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta, the last remaining rebel stronghold near the capital, Damascus. The truce, which started Saturday, is expected to bring temporary relief to an estimated 400,000 people in the area suffering from acute food and medicine shortages. Eastern Ghouta has been[…]

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