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Cape Town’s water: heading in the wrong direction

By Dr Kevin Winter, a researcher at the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Future Water Institute. CAPETONIANS must heed the warning of Day Zero in 2018 if another water crisis is to...

Day Zero could come again for Cape Town

Capetonians rejoiced when the dams supplying the Cape Town metro reached full capacity this year. Many will remember the tough days of severe water restrictions, in which lining up for water at a...

Fewer tourists visiting SA, #DayZero had negative impact

A new report shows that fewer international tourists are visiting South Africa - compared to other popular destinations on the continent. The findings, by auditing firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), looked at the hotel...

Will Day Zero Rain On Cape Town’s Parade Again?

Cape Town's drought has broken, and the city appears safe from Day Zero through 2019. But we are very far from being out of the woods regarding water... Do you...

Death of Day Zero

“We are delighted to welcome the death of the whole Day Zero concept,” said Ms Janine Myburgh, President of the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry. She was commenting on...

Green shoots are appearing

The arrival of some early winter rains, the abolition of ‘Day Zero’ and the gradually improving economic climate – thanks to positive political changes – are all harbingers of better things...

Why April rainfall is key to stave off Cape Town’s Day Zero

In three weeks’ time experts will be able to say with some certainty whether Cape Town is likely to get enough rain this year to avoid a Day Zero scenario in...

Cape Town ‘Day Zero’ pushed back to 2019 as dams fill up in South...

Drought-stricken Cape Town has pushed back its estimate for “Day Zero,” when taps in the city run dry and people start queuing for water, to 2019 from August of this year,...

There will be no Day Zero in 2018

Just less than two months ago, the City of Cape Town was in a dire position. We were told that due to the worst drought the city had seen in over...

Day Zero a big con, says activist group

An activist group believes Day Zero is a hoax conjured up by the City of Cape Town to intimidate residents into saving water and to cause fear and panic. The...

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