Cape Town’s Water is Running Out

  acquired January 3, 2014 – January 14, 2018 Cape Town—a cosmopolitan city of 3.7 million people on South Africa’s western coast—is on the verge of running out of water. According to the city’s mayor, if current consumption patterns continue then drinking water taps will be turned off in April...

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#WaterCrisis: Lessons KZN must learn from Day Zero

While all attention is fixed on Cape Town as Day Zero marches ominously closer, we must not lose sight of the fact that it has already happened in KwaZulu-Natal. Day Zero hit about two years ago when the drought of 2015-16 ravaged the province, leaving the Hazelmere Dam dry and...

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PICS: Cape Town gets brief relief with rain

Cape Town welcomed some much needed rain on Tuesday afternoon as a cloudburst brought brief respite from the drought and heat which has been gripping the city.  The city is engaged in a battle to stave off Day Zero – the day when most of the taps in the city...

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