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Tag: drought

Cape Town’s surge in jobs defies drought

Despite a crippling drought, which saw Cape Town come close to running out of water, employment in the city grew nearly 5% over the past year. Employment in the metro...

Cape Town’s July rainfall way below average

Rainfall in Cape Town's water catchment areas was way below average during July, with one weather station recording less than a third of the normal July rainfall. Rainfall in the...

Cape Town’s stringent water restrictions to remain in place… at least for now

Cape Town's strict Level 6B water restrictions will remain in place, at least until the end of August, and will not be relaxed to a less severe level, the Department of...

Theewaterskloof doubles in capacity

Cape Town has experienced downpours over the last few weeks, and images released by NASA has shown how Theewaterskloof Dam levels have increased. Water level readings from 16 July show indicate...

France to help drought-hit Witsand with solar-power desalination plant

The French government and the Western Cape provincial government have committed to invest R9m on a 50-50 basis in the country’s first solar-powered desalination plant, at Witsand in the Hessaqua municipality. ...

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Engen brings drought and fire relief to farmers

Engen, South Africa’s favourite petrol station*, has stepped up to assist drought-stricken farming communities in Sutherland in the Eastern Cape as well as areas in the...

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