After a short teaser of spring weather, winter is back and Cape Town residents can expect two more days of rain this week paired with chilly temperatures. The warmer weather the Mother City received last week will come to an end as both Friday and Saturday are expected to bring[…]
Iraq’s Basra is choking on poisonous water, with each summer feared to be worse than the last. RT follows one man’s desperate quest to solve the escalating water crisis and fix a broken environmental situation. The great rivers of the Tigris and Euphrates are the reason why ancient civilizations bloomed[…]
Dams supplying the City of Cape Town are 80.6% full, according to the municipality on Monday, but dams further afield are not filling up at the same pace. Collective water consumption is also inching up in Cape Town, with an increase of 20m litres per day from 588 to 608m[…]
By Anees Teladia A recent report by the City’s water and sanitation directorate indicates that city residents have increasingly made a point of bypassing water meters, suggesting that the increase could be due to high water tariffs. Ghaleema Easton, spokesperson for Justice 4 Cape Town confirmed this suggestion and more,[…]
The seawater feeding into the desalination plant at the V&A Waterfront is polluted by raw sewage from the Green Point outfall pipe and is sometimes up to 400% dirtier than specifications the City gave companies that tendered to build the plant. This is according to Musa Ndlovu, director of Quality[…]
Quality Filtration Systems (QFS), the V&A Waterfront desalination plant owner, has terminated its water supply contract with the City of Cape Town and will pursue legal action. The City was notified of this decision on 7 May. “The City is disappointed with this unilateral decision and is now considering the[…]
By Anees Teladia One water expert has weighed into Moody’s report on the Cape Town water crisis by criticising the City of Cape Town’s water strategy. In Moody’s most recent investors service report, the ratings agency has revised the outlook of the City of Cape Town’s rating to stable and[…]
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[…]
As the impact of the drought looms, the premier of the Western Cape, Helen Zille, has written to President Jacob Zuma requesting that the Western Cape be declared a national disaster area and to assist with the handling of the water crisis in the province. She further outlined the interventions[…]
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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