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Water Issues and General

P&G’s waterless shampoo

By |May 14th, 2019|

PROCTER & Gamble (P&G), the makers of popular consumer products such as Gillette, Head & Shoulders and Pantene, have launched a new waterless haircare brand.

WATERLESS, with the slogan “No washing, just WOW hair”, is inspired by women in Cape Town who struggled to wash their hair during the devastating Cape Town drought, P&G Beauty said […]

Water: A bigger crisis than ESKOM!

By |February 19th, 2019|

THERE is a far bigger crisis looming than ESKOM. And because the supply side is completely distributed to regional, district and even municipal level, it isn’t as easily manageable as Eskom. And it’s going to take an almighty effort to solve over the medium term, writes HILTON TARRANT.


Day Zero in Cape Town captured the headlines […]

Water crisis in Oudtshoorn

By |November 18th, 2018|

THE Oudtshoorn Municipality has declared a local state of disaster due to critical water shortages.

The municipality says that the Raubenheimer Dam level is currently at 30.7%.

It says if water consumption increases, coupled with warmer temperatures, the water level will decrease even faster.

Oudtshoorn Mayor Colan Sylvester says the dam only has enough water for the next […]

Car washing in the United States

By |October 3rd, 2018|

HERE are some interesting facts on the car washing industry in the United States, supplied by carwash.org.

Ownership Profile
The majority of car wash locations in the United States are owned and operated by small to medium sized independent car wash companies, whereas medium to larger sized petroleum companies control the majority of the European market. Yet […]

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 […]