water crisis

Prepare for more rainy days Cape Town

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[…]

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CoCT should not be surprised by water “theft”

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,[…]

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Desalination plant ends contract with City of Cape Town

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[…]

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Ramaphosa to put together team to mitigate Day Zero crisis

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[…]

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