The severity of Cape Town’s drought crisis has led to the city wanting to implement level 6b water restrictions on February 1st. Mayor Patricia de Lille, has admitted that Day Zero on the 22nd of April, when the taps run dry, is now very likely. Next month’s 50-litre a day[…]
The City of Cape Town in the Western Cape has drilled its first test borehole in Mitchells Plain in hopes that the earth’s natural underground reservoirs will provide much needed water for the province. Cape Town’s Mayor Patricia De Lille attended the drilling tests into the Cape Flats Aquifer for[…]
By Yaseen Kippie Cape Town Mayor Patricia De Lille announced today that day zero of the water availability in Cape Town has been moved from March 2018 to 13 May 2018. De Lille was at a Maitland collection point set up for day zero. She thanked Capetonians for their efforts[…]
The water crisis in the Western Cape will lead to war and deaths unless urgent steps are taken soon, Congress of South African Trade Union (Cosatu) said on Wednesday. “We know that we have asked for you to step down, but whilst you are still president we bring this urgent[…]
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[…]
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,[…]
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[…]
The Free State town of Kroonstad has made a desperate emergency appeal for water, as residents have virtually one week of water supply left. Humanitarian organisation Gift of the Givers has dispatched its teams to Kroonstad, to provide bottles of water. Water is pumped from the river into the day[…]
OPINION by Suraya Dadoo In a seemingly noble gesture, the Israeli embassy in South Africa cancelled its annual Independence Day celebrations this year, claiming to use that money to help South Africa find solutions to our water crisis. The products associated with Israel’s water triumphs were offered to South Africa’s[…]
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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