Pastor Tiny Coupar Sonstraal, Durbanville 22 February 2016 Towards the end of January 2016, I began interacting with Brendon Feun of Cape Water Harvest, firstly through his internet website and then directly through email as to the feasibility of installing a grey water system into my property in Sonstraal, Durbanville. Brendon’s patience in answering my questions and his sincere recommendations as to what system would best suit my property as well as the budget I was working with without compromising on equipment or efficiency was truly professional and a very […]
NEWS/SOUTH-AFRICA/WESTERN-CAPE / 01 February 2016 at 12:23pm By: Dominic Adriaanse and Quinton Mtyala Cape Town – Waste water at your peril. The City says it is going after water-wasters and will fine them, particularly repeat offenders. This comes after the City imposed a 20 percent water restriction on residential and business water consumers. Those who exceeded the restrictions will see their water bill increase by 20 percent on any amount of water used over the free 10 kilolitres; six kl for water and 4.2 kl for sanitation. Mayoral committee member for […]
EWN_CAPE TOWN – The City of Cape Town’s mayoral committee has approved the implementation of level 2 water restrictions. The proposal will be deliberated at a council meeting on 10 December. The city imposes level 1 restrictions, which is a 10 percent saving at all times. The City of Cape Town says the water restriction proposal comes because dam levels are about 15 percent lower than the norm for this time of year. Level 2 restrictions equate to a 20 percent saving. That means residents could pay more for water. The […]
JOHANNESBURG – Rain levels have been low this year, leading to drought and water scarcity across the country. So far five out of the nine provinces have been declared disaster areas – Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga, Limpopo and the North West. This map details the affected areas. Click on the icons on the map or on the side panel to learn about what’s happening in different parts of the country.
Johannesburg – South Africa’s economy and businesses are beginning to count their losses from the devastating drought that has wreaked havoc throughout the country. Economists have warned that the drought will push food inflation higher as farmers scale down production to avoid taking risks on the uncertain weather conditions. This, they said, could ultimately feed into consumer inflation and higher interest rates. Azar Jammine, an economist at Econometrix, said the drought would cut down agricultural production and curtail overall economic growth by at least 1 percent. Jammine said that, because […]