As Day Zero edges closer, people are stockpiling water from shops and springs. The idea of designated collection points is an uncomfortable thought, and so many people are looking at alternative emergency sources such as rainwater tanks, pools and boreholes. These sources make a lot of sense for toilet flushing[…]
South African non-profit organisation Operation SA, met with the Department of Water and Sanitation Department where they came to an agreement that collecting water and transporting the bottled water to the Western Cape from other province was not the best solution. Operation SA Yusuf co-founder Abramjee says that they have[…]
City of Cape Town Deputy Mayor Ian Neilson has apologised for his behaviour during an interview last week with News24’s multimedia journalist Aletta Harrison. Neilson, who is in charge of the City’s water crisis, said he had been on the job for “just three days” when the interview about Day[…]
DA leader Mmusi Maimane announced on Tuesday that Day Zero for the drought-stricken City of Cape Town has been pushed back to April 16. The original date was April 12 when dam levels are expected to be at 13.5%. Dam levels currently stand at 26.3%. Maimane‚ at a media conference‚[…]
Shops cashing in on Cape Town’s water panic by selling filtered municipal water without a licence will be targeted in the coming days, a city official said at a briefing on its #DayZero plans on Sunday. “Either you stop this or we going to have to cut the water flow[…]
“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[…]
With the imminent arrival of Day Zero, Capetonians have been dashing to the stores to stockpile water for when taps run dry. Cape Town retail stores including Pick ‘n Pay, Shoprite and Woolworths have reported increases in bottled water sales. “Customers have been buying more bottled water in the region[…]
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will put together a team to help prepare for the possibility that Cape Town will run out of water soon, he told CNN reporter Christiane Amanpour in Davos, Switzerland, this week. “Climate change is a reality,” said Ramaphosa, in the interview on Thursday. “If people around[…]
DA leader Mmusi Maimane is on Wednesday expected to brief the media in Cape Town on the party’s programme of action to prevent Day Zero, the day when taps will run dry. Day Zero is expected to happen on April 21. Residents will collect water at 200 points in and[…]
After 200 years of making beer‚ Newlands Brewery in Cape Town is going into the water business. Queues at the brewery’s spring‚ where free water can be collected‚ have become almost unmanageable as the reality of Day Zero has dawned on Capetonians. Now South African Breweries “has indicated its willingness[…]
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