Experts say too late for Western Cape drought plan
The Cape's persistent dry spell, according to a weather scientist, is expected to continue at least until autumn.
WWF wants law changes regarding private boreholes
In recent months, there’s been a surge in drilling for private boreholes in Cape Town.
#WatershedWednesday: Capetonians urged to start saving water at work
The WWF has launched #WatershedWednesday, which calls on Capetonians to save water when they are not at home.
Scientist: No rainfall likely for Western Cape until next year
The province remains in the grips of a devastating drought, with dam levels at 36% of their storage capacity.
'There’s no model to go on to predict how & when drought will get broken'
While the Western Cape is experiencing its worst drought in a century, other parts of the country are also experiencing water shortages.
SA ranked 30th driest country in the world
Drought conditions continue to maintain a stranglehold in various provinces including the Western and Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal.
Koeberg suggested as site for permanent desalination plant
Plans are underway to build a dozen desalination plants the majority will be temporary with the first ones expected to come online in February.
Expert lobbies for mega desalination plant in Cape Town
A desalination expert is urging the City of Cape Town to seriously consider building a large-scale desalination plant as the Western Cape’s economy depends on it.
WWF urges Cape business to take part in #WaterShedWednesday
#WaterShedWednesday is a simulation of how it will feel if 'day zero' arrives in the Western Cape.
CT residents reassured over quality of drinking water
The City of Cape Town is looking at ways to augment dwindling water supplies through water reclamation.
'Stringest tests being conducted on Cape water'
Some experts have expressed concern that water from the Cape Flats aquifer may be contaminated with pesticides from the horticultural zone above it.
Treated wastewater answer to CT water crisis?
A water re-use expert believes this is definitely the way the City of Cape Town will have to go to ensure a municipal water supply.
Large-scale farmers' production dwindling as WC drought bites
Western Cape's Agriculture MEC Alan Winde visited Graafwater says that some West Coast farmers are taking a beating due to the drought.
West Coast residents won’t let drought get them down
MEC Alan Winde is in the West Coast town of Graafwater to celebrate residents who are growing their own vegetables.
Expert: Desalination plant a good long-term solution for CT
City bosses have a three-pronged approach to stave off so-called day zero, desalination, tapping into aquifers and treating effluent.
City of CT warned not to rely heavily on ground water
The city is in the grips of the worst drought in decades and authorities are scrambling to ward off day zero - the day the taps run dry.
Taps won't run dry, WC Health Dept assures patients
The cape is experiencing its worst drought in a century with dam levels hovering at 36%.
WC hospitals to rely on boreholes amid 'day zero' fears
As city bosses scramble to implement emergency plans, the health sector is confident that it will be able to continue functioning.