Although it may be too early to actually panic, it is probably necessary to sound the initial alarm to avoid yet another Day Zero like the one experienced in 2018.
We have just had ourselves a pretty wet winter, and our biggest dams are filled to the brim. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves, though.
The Vaal Dam is Gauteng’s main water supply, but a startling drop in the water level is cause for concern.
Cape Town woke up to a bit of welcome good news – our dams have filled up to the highest levels we’ve seen in six years.
Over the next decade, the City of Cape Town has big plans to ensure that future droughts don’t result in the same panic as that which we saw a few years back.
When the Day Zero panic was at its peak, international news outlets couldn’t get enough of Cape Town’s plight. This time around, it’s some smaller towns under the spotlight.
When your municipality lets you down, you can riot, burn, and destroy, or you can come together to try and fix the problems yourselves.
Cape Town may have dodged a bullet for now, but other parts of the country have been brought to their knees.
We may have had a wet weekend here in Cape Town, but other parts of the country are being brought to their knees.
The worst of the Day Zero scare is behind us (for now at least), but other parts of the country, and in particular the Eastern Cape, haven’t been as lucky.
Nicholas Sloane is going ahead with his plan to tow a 100-million ton iceberg through the notoriously rough Antarctic Ocean to Cape Town.
A Constantia man is facing charges of illegally selling mountain water by the truckload during the drought, as well as throttling his neighbour.
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Earlier today, the City of Cape Town announced impending changes to our water restrictions, which will also reduce the average monthly water bill.
With the dams filling up, you might think there is room to relax a little on water usage. In reality, now is the time to be more conscious than ever.
Footage shows NASA’s water deluge system dumping 24 285 days of water for one person under level five water restrictions in Cape Town. Ouch.
Jordy Smith, Mikey February and Frank Solomon are three of this country’s top surfers. They want the world to know that #itsallstillhere.
After some steady rainfall, and a concerted and sustained effort by many Capetonians, the City has this morning announced new water restrictions.
The City of Cape Town are keen to see water restrictions in the Mother City lifted, but that’s not a view shared by the national Department of Water and Sanitation.
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At the height of the Day Zero panic, barren images of Theewaterskloof Dam were everywhere. NASA’s here to inject a little hope.
Day Zero might have been pushed back thanks to rising dam levels, but experts warn that Cape Town is still in danger of their taps running dry.