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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 […]

Parts of SA may see more rainfall, research shows – Limpopo

New research from Wits University shows tropical storms are not becoming more frequent but they are moving south […]

Extent of SA’s water crisis exposed

While controversy rages around President Jacob Zuma’s “fire pool” and reservoir, people in villages next door say their children often miss school because of the water problems. […]

‘Earthy’ Cape Town water safe: city

The taste and odour were caused by Geosmin in the Theewaterskloof Dam […]

Shale gas may lead to loss of jobs

Fracking is not as harmful to the environment as it is to the economy. The debate around fracking as a form of extracting natural gas has descended into a classic debate of potential gains to economic growth and job creation versus loss to pristine environments and social threats to small communities. Yet it is the […]

Cape Town rainfall May 2012

With half the average rainfall over the month of May, Cape Town will need to hope and pray that rainfall figures pick up in the months to come.

This year the rainfall figures have closely followed that of 2009/2010. If this is to continue then water conservation efforts will need to be stepped […]

Eskom & SA Government Responsible for Water Crisis

A water crisis is looming in South Africa, communities are at risk of losing access to water, and coal is right in the middle of it, according to a report released by Greenpeace today. This latest briefing is a stark reminder to the SA government to start pushing Eskom to substantially invest in renewable energy. […]

Western Cape Rainfall for July 2011

It should be noted that even with the accumulated rainfall being higher than the norm, the two bigest dams that supply Cape town are still under the 80% mark […]

Big boost for Blue Drop water

The number of water authorities in South Africa to achieve Blue Drop certification for providing clean, safe water has leapt from 38 to 66 over the past year. […]

Western Cape Dam levels June: 10% less than last year

Western Cape Dam levels are 10% down from this time last year. Should this situation continue this will have dire consequences on towns and cities across the Western Cape, particularly the City of Cape Town. Dam River FSC Last Week This Week Last Year Berg River dam Berg River 127.1 65.3 74.2 100.6 Brandvlei Dam […]