Has Cape Town's #DayZero Been Averted or Postponed?
Capetonians have managed to reduce water usage to 522 million litres per day over the past week - 43 million litres less than the previous week's water usage. Despite this, and with winter and its accompanying rains looming, what about next summer, asks Peter Van Niekerk for the Daily Maverick.
South Africa: Cape Town Water Consumption Drops By 43 Million Litres
News24Wire, 28 March 2018
Capetonians have managed to get water usage down to 522 million litres per day over the past week - 43 million litres less than the previous week's water usage. Read more »
Daily Maverick, 28 March 2018
Day Zero was recently averted for Cape Town, largely due to residents' response to the drought. With winter, and the rains, coming there are sighs of relief. But what about next… Read more »
The Voëlvlei dam (file photo).
South Africa: Why You Should Care About the Water Crisis
IPS, 21 March 2018
For the past weeks, many have been anxiously tracking the approach of Cape Town's Day Zero: the day its taps will run dry. To everyone's relief, current predictions are that… Read more »
South Africa: High and Dry - Can We Fix the World's Water Crisis?
IPS, 20 March 2018
April 12 is expected to be the infamous "Day Zero" in South Africa's second largest city of Cape Town, a tourist hub which attracts millions of visitors every year. Read more »
MEC for Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning Anton Bredell has said that the latest average level, for dams across the Western Cape, is 20.83% - ... Read more »