The highly infectious Delta variant of Covid-19 has been detected in wastewater at 25 treatment plants in the Western Cape. SA Medical Research Council (SAMRC) scientists said they made the discovery after obtaining reagents to test for the Delta variant. “[The team] detected it as the dominant variant in towns[…]
A layard’s beaked whale appears to have been successfully returned to the deep sea after it was found floundering near the Struisbaai Harbour on the Southern Cape coast, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said on Saturday. NSRI Agulhas duty crew were activated at 3.40pm on Friday afternoon following eyewitness[…]
South Africa’s government remains resolute in working together with affected provinces, municipalities and the private sector to alleviate the impact of on-going drought in parts of the country, the department of water and sanitation (DWS) said on Wednesday. It said while there had been some recovery in large parts of[…]
A senior researcher at the University of the Western Cape Professor Leslie Petrik believes the City of Cape Town is in denial of the state of water contamination in Cape Town for political reasons and warns that the state of pollution in and around the coast is deeply concerning. Professor[…]
It’s official Cape Town, our dam water levels have reached the 84% mark. The Western Cape’s Water Supply System increased significantly after the torrential downpour received last weekend. Capetonians can celebrate the fact that we are out of the Day Zero danger zone. Mother City residents should, however, continue with[…]
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[…]
As reported by Eyewitness News, Tierhoek Boerdery first appeared in after the Department of Water and Sanitation found that the farm’s owner didn’t apply for a license before constructing dams. The matter was then brought to the Clanwilliam Regional Court in March 2018 on five charges of water transgression. Following further[…]
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,[…]
During Cape Town’s recent water crisis which saw “Day Zero” looming and instilling a sense of fear and dismay in many Capetonians, the City of Cape Town made a last-ditch effort to secure desalinated water for the Central Business District (CBD) which would have supplied the City’s business and tourism[…]
Dam levels are 10% higher than the City of Cape Town’s projections for the end of summer so the city is in a good position even if the coming winter rains turn out to be below average, says deputy mayor Ian Neilson. “And the water consumption by Cape Town is[…]
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