water crisis

Emergency measures in place for water crisis

The City of Cape Town said on Monday disaster planning was underway to ensure measures were in place for the possibility of an extended drought. “[We] continue planning for the implementation of contingency and emergency measures in conjunction with the National Department of Water and Sanitation,” MMC for water and[…]

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Cosatu to protest over Western Cape water crisis

Cosatu in the Western Cape plans to go on strike over what it calls the City of Cape Town’s failure to address the water crisis. The labour union will file an application for legal protest action with the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac). In a statement on Thursday,[…]

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MJC calls for responsible use of water

In a unified khutbah by the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) on Friday, ulema across the Western Cape have been urged to conscientise Muslims on the country’s water crisis. Since November, Cape Town has been imposed with Level 3 water restrictions, due to the on-going drought.  Residents are asked to ensure[…]

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Danish govt to assist SA with water challenges

The Danish will assist South Africa with its current and future water supply challenges. Danish Minister of Environmental and Food Eva Kjer Hansen and Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Johannesburg on Monday, the Embassy of Denmark in South Africa said. This comes as[…]

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