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SA has to change its water thinking

Reducing South Africa’s water consumption patterns is non-negotiable, if our country and our economy are to navigate the new era of constant water stress. This was the view expressed at a media roundtable event to discuss water resource development...

Possible Day Zero in Gauteng?

Large parts of South Africa have been experiencing extremely hot weather. The heat combined with sparse rains so far this summer has left water levels in reservoirs in Gauteng low. Source:...

Cape Town’s water consumption exceeds daily target

Cape Town’s water consumption this week has exceeded the current 650 million litres per day limit. The City’s Member of Mayoral Committee for Water and Waste, Xanthea Limberg, said dams supplying Cape Town are currently sitting at 79.7% of...

Several Eastern Cape towns running out of water

Several towns in the Eastern Cape have run out of water. This is according to the Maverick Citizen, which reported that boreholes and dams have dried up and taps have run dry in Graaff-Reinet, Bedford, Makhanda and Adelaide. The lack of rain has...

Vaal Dam levels drop below 55%

The City of Johannesburg has warned residents to use water sparingly after water levels at the Vaal Dam dropped to just below 55%. “Vaal Dam [is] sitting at 53.1% and no water transfers to the Vaal Dam system will be possible until November...