The panic that emerged after Day Zero was announced was instrumental in getting Capetonians to cut water consumption substantially – but a water-saving programme driven by fear is not sustainable. This is the view of Gina Ziervogel, an associate professor at UCT’s Department of Environmental and Geographical Science, one of[…]
Western Cape Premier Helen Zille has warned that the water crisis is not over yet. Zille was speaking at a water conference underway in Cape Town. Various experts from the Southern Africa have gathered in Cape Town for a four day conference to discuss ways of co-operation in an ongoing[…]
As the City continues to fight the scourge of drought, Cape Town may have some relief with heavy downpours expected this week. The South African Weather Services has advised the City’s Disaster Risk Management Centre that cold conditions and heavy downpours can be expected over the next few days. Disaster[…]
A cold front that brought heavy overnight rain to Cape Town has not resulted in significant flooding says a City official, but traffic has been heavy on the roads. “It’s just been a normal winter rainfall for the city. There’s no flooding at this stage,” Charlotte Powell, spokesperson for the[…]
Overnight rain in parched Cape Town has resulted in flash flooding and the closure of some roads in the city. “I don’t have much information for you. I only [know] about flooding in Koeberg Road,” provincial traffic chief Kenny Africa told News24. He said that the Huguenot Tunnel was closed[…]
With South Africa in the midst of its worst drought in over a century, Africa Muslims Agency (AMA) has launched Quench SA, an effort to bring water relief to thousands of South Africans who are facing water shortages. On Tuesday, 13 March, the Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs[…]
An informal survey by Wesgro among 18 hotels in Cape Town reflects the impact the water challenge in the city already has on the hospitality sector. Wesgro is the official tourism, trade and investment promotion agency for Cape Town and the Western Cape and the results of the survey were[…]
Drought-stricken farmers in the Western Cape have had to abandon at least a quarter of their high-value vineyards and deciduous fruit orchards because of a lack of water for irrigation. This has had a knock-on effect on rural employment, with the loss of about 30 000 seasonal farm worker jobs[…]
Cape Town may not see Day Zero – at least in 2018. That’s according to Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane, addressing media on Thursday afternoon on the current status of the drought in the Western Cape. “Each week, the water consumption steadily dropped, and we were able to push back[…]
The R6-billion allocated by Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba for drought relief and infrastructure is a drop in the ocean‚ Western Cape Premier Helen Zille said on Thursday. “Although R6-billion is a lot of money‚ divided between five provinces it will hardly touch sides if it is intended both for relief[…]
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