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Fish Hoek water supply to be cut for maintenance

The City of Cape Town has advised Fish Hoek residents that the area’s water supply will be disrupted from 7pm this evening due to emergency maintenance. It will affect the water supply to all avenues below Main Road. “this would mean that we will be cutting the water supply until[…]

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Register your boreholes, City urges

The City of Cape Town Water and Sanitation Department has warned Capetonians to ensure they register any boreholes or well-points situated on their premises or face the possibility of a fine. As per a City by-law, all borehole users are required to have a sign indicating their property has a[…]

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Muslims must change approach to water

As South Africa grapples with a water crisis, its time for Muslims to change their attitude to how they use water. So says Dr Sheikh Muhammed Ridwaan Gallant, from the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) Environmental Desk, in light of a national shortage of water, which has caused drought in some[…]

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Cape Town facing summer water restrictions

Water restrictions may be in the pipeline after the City of Cape Town recorded a lower than average rainfall, the municipality said on Wednesday. It said the six major dams which supply Cape Town and the surrounding region were at about 74% full. While this was not “critically low”, it[…]

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Water found on Mars: NASA

NASA announced on Monday that liquid saltwater exists on the surface of Mars – a discovery that scientists say indicates the “potential” for life on the planet. The historic findings by scientists from NASA and several US universities are based on research on dark, narrow and elongated streaks that appear[…]

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Battle to fix SA’s water woes

Although South Africa will likely face water shortages in future, and the quality of the country’s water is getting worse, scientists are working on some innovative projects to reverse this. In an apple orchard in the Western Cape, researchers are measuring exactly how much water the trees need to allow[…]

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CT banks on late rains to avert water cuts

Cape Town is banking on late winter rains to refill its half-empty dams and stave off water restrictions. The six main dams that supply almost all of the coastal city’s needs are on average 54% full, down from 98% a year ago. “We won’t have a clearer picture on water[…]

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Go green this Ramadan

South Africa is one of the few countries in the world where it is safe to drink water directly from the tap. In this regard, Muslims have a greater responsibility to protect the environment and its natural resources to ensure that future populations do not suffer as a result of[…]

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VOC launches Gaza water project

The Voice of the Cape in conjunction with the Al Quds Foundation and the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) has launched the 2014 Gaza Water Project. The project was started three years ago with the intention of restoring and building wells in the area of Gaza. Previously, VOC and its listeners[…]

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Seminar on Phillipi water

The Philippi Horticultural Area (PHA) for food and farming campaign, are set to turn their attention to the Cape Flats Aquifer, (CFA) by hosting a seminar in the hopes of raising awareness for what they consider a crucial water source for the Cape Town community. The seminar, which is the[…]

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