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Cape Town Dam Levels, winter 2015

Water levels at the 6 major dams that supply the City of Cape Town are starting to look bleak. […]

Water outage expected in Ladysmith unless it rains

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Western Cape authorities say they fear Ladismith may experience a drought if its local dam doesn’t fill up soon.

Following unusually low rainfall in the area in recent years, the Jan F Le Grange dam is unable to sustain the town.

Officials say a crack in the dam wall has exacerbated the […]

Water usage identified as important way to ease electricity crisis

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Stellenbosch University’s Eugene Cloete on Wednesday presented a report commissioned by the Department of Science and Technology, and prepared by a panel of local and international experts from the Academy of Science of SA. The experts volunteered their time.

The State of Green Technologies in SA report was released as […]

Fed up with poor service delivery; do-it-yourself!

Fed up with waiting for service delivery, the middle class is stepping up. Do you want things to be done, and done properly, in 2015? Then do it yourself. Behave as if government is not going to deliver any services, and if it does, see that as a bonus.

The poor management and planning, deployment […]

The end of free water – Free water taps to be turned off

Talks are under way to stop providing 6000litres of water a month free to residents deemed able to pay for all the water they consume. […]

SA’s water supply: how safe and accessible is it?

Having “access” however, does not mean that everyone has piped water, and it does not mean that the water is safe to drink. […]

SA needs to respect water

SA needs to respect water […]

What is greywater recycling

If you’re unfamiliar with this type of recycling, the No. 1 question on your mind is likely: What is greywater, anyway?

To put it simply, greywater is water from bathroom sinks, tubs, showers and laundry washing machines. Despite frequent confusion, greywater does not include water from toilets, kitchen sinks and automatic dishwashers (this is called […]

Cape Town water demand below peak level

The Department of Water Affairs has previously warned that the city’s available water will be fully utilised by 2019 due to growth in the population and the economy […]

State views water as ‘commodity’ – SAHRC

The areas worst affected by a lack of water and sanitation were poor black households. […]