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Water Issues and General

Water crisis is no laughing matter

By |August 12th, 2018|

WHEN I was a junior reporter at my first newspaper job in Durban, I came back from covering a water conference with what I thought was a really good story, writes MELANIE GOSLING in News24.

“They say South Africa is going to run out of water,” I told the news editors.

They spun around, eyes trained on […]

Cape rain brings some relief

By |June 9th, 2018|

HEAVY rains over the last few days swelled Cape Town’s dams to 26.1% of storage capacity by Friday afternoon – but the region is still a long way away from the 85% the authorities require before water restrictions can be lifted.

While some residents in the flooded Cape Town suburbs of Goodwood and Parow were wading […]

What happened to Day Zero?

By |April 14th, 2018|

THE January announcement of an imminent “Day Zero” threw the city of Cape Town and environmentalists across the world into a frenzy. Now Day Zero is set for 2019. So what happened?

ADAM YATES of the Daily Maverick sat down with Deputy Mayor Ian Neilson to seek clarity on the mixed messaging around Day Zero and […]

Water restrictions remain despite Cape rain

By |March 31st, 2018|

THE Premier of the Western Cape Helen Zille has urged City of Cape Town residents and businesses to continue saving water as rain finally fell in the city ahead of the eastern weekend.

The city has been battling with drought since last year.

It introduced water restrictions from February this year to avoid Day Zero. The city […]

World Water Day 2018

By |March 23rd, 2018|

WORLD Water Day was celebrated on 22 March.

There are over 663 million people living without a safe water supply close to home, spending countless hours queuing or trekking to distant sources, and coping with the health impacts of using contaminated water.

This year’s theme explores how we can use nature to overcome the water challenges of […]

Cape Town is “not out of the woods”!

By |March 10th, 2018|

AFTER DA leader Mmusi Maimane’s announcement on Wednesday that Cape Town had been saved from Day Zero‚ you might have thought citizens would be celebrating. But far from it.

Members of the 157‚000-strong Water Shedding Western Cape Facebook group are frothing at the mouth over what they see as DA duplicity.

After the DA removed mayor Patricia […]

LDS leads the way with water savings

By |February 7th, 2018|

LOGISTICAL Distribution Services (LDS), the company responsible for trucking Eco Wash products to our clients in Cape Town, is leading the way with innovative cost savings to help the drought-stricken Western Cape Capital.

Brad Pascoe, National Sales Manager of LDS, commented: “Our transport company has reduced our transport costs from Jhb to CT by 10% to […]

Cape Town water officials bust offenders

By |February 2nd, 2018|

CAPE Town law enforcement officials have issued R4 000 in fines to residents who have failed to comply with the new level 6B water restrictions, which kicked in on Thursday.

Under the new restrictions, water consumption is limited to 50 litres per person per day in the hope that Day Zero – the day the taps […]

A tourist’s guide to water-short Cape Town

By |December 24th, 2017|

VISITORS to Cape Town have been asked to keep showers to two minutes, flush the toilet as little as possible and only stay in accommodation with water-saving measures in place, as the South African city struggles with one of the worst droughts in living memory.

The Western Cape is feeling the effects of the three years […]

Municipalities defaulting on water payments

By |December 3rd, 2017|

THE Portfolio Committee on Water in Parliament has resolved that threats by the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) to cut off water supplies to defaulting municipalities are not a viable solution to resolve the matter
Some municipalities and water boards owe DWS substantial amounts of money, in some instances, arrears have accumulated to more than […]